LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (12/21/2020) – BYD Care, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE), announced a donation of necessary items, including masks and sanitizer, to the City of El Paso, Texas in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
BYD donated 50,000 single-use surgical masks, 10,000 N95 respirator masks, 4,080 50-millileter bottles of hand sanitizer, 3,960 236-milliliter bottles of hand sanitizer and 4,000 500-milliliter bottles of hand sanitizer. The items will go to first responders and others in the community who have an immediate need.
“El Paso is in need and we are happy to help the community and its first responders at this critical moment,”said BYD President Stella Li. “One important way to do that is by immediately providing authentic, safe and reliable PPE manufactured by BYD Care.”
“This PPE will help us keep the public, and our crewmembers, safe while responding to our community’s emergencies,” said El Paso Fire Chief Mario D’Agostino. “We are grateful for BYD’s kindness to our men and women tirelessly working on the frontlines of this pandemic.”
Earlier this year, BYD Motors, LLC., announced it will donate $1 million in medical supplies, including PPEs and hand sanitizer to transit agencies and first responders in the United States and Canada. BYD has surpassed the $1 million mark in donations, but will continue to help those in need.
Several thousand PPEs have already been delivered to agencies that include the Fresno County Farm Bureau in Fresno, California; the Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California; DMC-Sinai-Grace in Detroit, Michigan; the Toronto Transit Commission, in Toronto; and the L.A. County Emergency Operations Center.