COVID-19: Halsey donates masks, asks people to stay home

Washington D.C.: American singer-songwriter Halsey has donated 100,000 masks to hospitals that are in need of these essentials to protect their medical professionals amid the COVID-19 outbreak. She also called on people to stay at home to defeat the pandemic.

The 25-year-old singer-songwriter took to Instagram on Wednesday (local time) and shared how she appreciates the frontline workers and how the ‘Without Me’ singer is feeling privileged to be self-isolating in the home. She wrote, “Every single day I am in awe of the medical workers on the frontlines. Their determination, selflessness and empathy is the single greatest example of our capacity to love and survive as humans. I am beyond privileged to be self-isolating in my home, without the fear and obligation of essential work employment. Without a sick family member to care for. A child to feed. A financial crisis to navigate. So I tried to find a real way to make a difference.”

“I have acquired and purchased 100,000 FDA certified 3 ply masks (with the help of Orange International Inc who sourced the masks for me from a factory in Guangzhou, China) These masks will be distributed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph, LAC+USC Medical Center, and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital; for the medical professionals and non-medical hospital staff who are working to put a stop to this pandemic and help millions of strangers they will never meet,” Halsey added.

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“Please continue to stay home, if you can. If you are on the frontlines, my heart is with you. And I will be continuing the fight to help you get the support and resources you need. ???????????? I am eager to redirect you to @givedirectly – A non-profit that allows you a way to give direct cash payments to vulnerable households in at-risk communities, most of whom are single mothers. I will be making a sizeable donation, and encourage you to help in any way that you can. Special thanks to @anthonytomasli and the Li family, @jasonaron, PS Business Management, @fedex, and all the contacts at the hospitals who made this possible,” she concluded.

Halsey is the latest celebrity to come forward to help medical professionals.

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