Celebrity chef José Andrés announced plans to donate 4,000 N95 masks to George Washington University Hospital and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on Twitter Monday afternoon.
His organization, World Central Kitchen, originally ordered the masks as part of a plan to provide food assistance to those quarantined on cruise ships.
“I’m very happy to support our fighters on the front lines of this war against the virus,” Andrés said in the video.
See the Tweet and video below:
Taking 4,000 N95 masks to hospitals in DC area! We ordered these previously for @WCKitchen work feeding the cruise ships….Our government must make sure all healthcare workers have the PPE they need! In meantime, we will help however we can…. #ChefsForAmerica #PPENow pic.twitter.com/HhNX1k9MoK
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) March 23, 2020