BALTIMORE — Route One Apparel has announced on Monday that they've donated more than 20,000 face masks to frontline workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland.
As of the end of May, the company has shipped more than 20,000 masks to hospitals, health care centers, long-term care facilities, police stations and fire houses across the state.
Donated masks have also been sent to frontline workers nominated by Route One Apparel customers on the company’s website.
“Like so many other businesses, we had no way to anticipate the challenges this pandemic was going to throw at us, and in the beginning we weren’t sure how we were going to survive,” said Ali von Paris, owner and founder, Route One Apparel. “But our team came together and quickly realized we had an opportunity to contribute essential items that people need to live and work safely right now. The overwhelming positive response we’ve received to our masks has truly been a blessing, and it’s extremely important to us to give back in every way we can to help others in our community get through this.”