Astros Foundation Deliver Critical Medical Supplies to Texas Medical Center During COVID-19 Pandemic
Brian Barefield | 4/2/2020, 11:12 a.m.
HOUSTON, TX - The Astros Foundation, in partnership with Crane Worldwide, made a major announcement on Wednesday. They will be providing funding, logistics and transportation support to deliver medical equipment to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Houston.
In addition to the $400,000 donated to help support the hospitals within the Texas Medical Center, the Astros will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to the medical staff who are working around the clock to help save lives in Houston and the surrounding areas.
The first shipment of 100,000 test swabs has been delivered by Crane Worldwide to several hospitals. That shipment is just a first of many within the next 10 days. Supplies such as the aforementioned PPE, forehead thermometers, masks, and other key medical necessities will be delivered.
“We are grateful for the healthcare workers and everything that the healthcare industry is doing at this crucial time,” said Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane. “Critical supplies needed to save lives have been in short supply and difficult to source quickly and safely. We are glad to provide funding and important resources needed for our hospitals to continue to serve those in need. The Astros and the Astros Foundation will continue to step up and serve our Houston community. If we all work together, we will get through this together.”