Carlos Correa donates over $500K in medical equipment to Houston hospitals

By Matt Johnson
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As the global community continues dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, countless people are stepping up to find ways to help everyone they can. Now, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is stepping up by donating more than $500,000 in medical equipment to the city.

Correa announced on Friday that his foundation is donating the medical equipment to Houston’s area hospitals to help provide support during the COVID-19 crisis. At a time when hospitals are running out of space and medical personnel are short on supplies they desperately need, Correa is stepping up to help.

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The medical equipment was originally set to be donated to communities throughout Central America that needed it. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to hospitals throughout the United States running out of resources with the situation getting worse each day.

Fanatics, which makes all MLB jerseys, announced that it is halting operations to focus its efforts on making a million hospital masks and gowns. The masks and gowns will then be donated to hospitals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Several players with the Pittsburgh Pirates bought over 400 boxes of pizza from a local restaurant and donated it to Allegheny General Hosptial. Meanwhile, MLB stars Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward donated a combined $325K to help local charities.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 90,000 people in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday morning.