Patrick Corbin donates 500 N95 masks to Fairfax first responders

Chris Lingebach
May 11, 2020 - 3:52 pm
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The Nationals continue to lead the way in their ongoing efforts to help the D.C. area combat COVID-19 with relief efforts.

Jeff McKay, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, says Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin donated 500 N-95 masks to the Fairfax County Health Department.

"I am grateful for his help in making sure we protect our workers from this virus," McKay writes on Twitter.

Fairfax is the leading county in Virginia in coronavirus cases, with 4,340 confirmed cases as of Monday, and its hospitals serve as treatment site for patients from all over.

In addition to Corbin's good will, the Nationals announced Monday a $100,000 donation to Fairfax County (VA) and Prince George's County (MD) Public Schools, for the purpose of combating childhood hunger in the area.

No Kid Hungry – a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America – and Nationals Philanthropies each issued matching grants of $25K to each school disctrict.

"These funds will help Fairfax County and Prince George's County Public Schools make sure kids stay nourished," the Nationals said in a press release. "Combined, the school districts will serve approximately 35,000 meals a day through curbside pick-up, pop-up meal sites and bus route delivery."

The Nationals have been at the forefront of COVID-19 relief since the pandemic first struck the area. Together, the Nationals and 106.7 The Fan raised nearly $44K in donations to the Nats4Good Community Response Fund in April, thanks to the gracious generosity of our 106.7 The Fan listeners.

Today we set out with a goal of raising $10,670 for @nats4good. And, thanks to your incredible generosity, we far exceeded it, raising $43,830.28! This helps those in our community directly impacted by COVID-19. As a reminder, we're all in this together! We are truly humbled. Thank you -- #NATS @nationals #NATS4GOOD

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That money – which far exceeded our initial goal of $10,670 – went towards supporting our community where it was needed most. You can continue to support Nationals Philanthropies by donating here.

In trying times like these, it's heartwarming to see people coming together for the common good of humanity.

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