Thanks to a donation by Marathon Petroleum both the University Medical Center of El Paso and El Paso Children’s Hospital have received 9,600 masks.

Thanks to a new program set up by UMC Foundation to support healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic a donation made possible through the COVID-19 Compassionate Care Fund by Marathon Petroleum has equipped both University Medical Hospital (UMC) and El Paso Children’s Hospital (EPCH) with 9,600 N95 masks.

As hospitals and the entire El Paso community prepare for the potential surge in patients infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and based on patient volumes UMC has received 7,800 masks and EPCH has received 1,800.

UMC President Jacob Cintron commented by saying:

“We are living in a time of unprecedented uncertainty when it comes to COVID-19. However, when it comes to El Paso companies such as Marathon Petroleum, who have already stepped up to support our efforts, we are reminded again why we are ‘El Paso Strong.’ We can depend on each other, especially in times of crisis. I know we can always count on Marathon Petroleum. Our thanks go to the entire Marathon Petroleum team.”

If you can help and are interested in donating to UMC Foundation’s COVID-19 Compassionate Care Fund you can do so at umcfoundationelpaso.org.