What you need to know
- Microsoft will donate surgical masks, box lunches, and hand sanitizers to people in the Puget Sound area.
- The donations are to help people during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Microsoft is helping people in a variety of ways during the outbreak.
Microsoft will donate 240,000 surgical masks, 35,000 hand sanitizers, 30,000 box lunches, and additional medical supplies to people in the Puget Sound area this week. The donations will help people affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Microsoft's President, Brad Smith, shared the details of the donations on Twitter.
These donations are part of a continued effort to help people during the current health crisis. Microsoft partnered with several large organizations to launch a regional COVID-19 Response Fund and donated $1 million towards that fund's launch earlier this month. Microsoft has also made premium Microsoft Teams features available for free users and made Microsoft Teams free for NHS staff.
Across @Microsoft, teams are shifting gears to support our Puget Sound community. This week, we'll:— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) March 24, 2020
- Provide 30k box lunches for local families
- Donate 240k surgical masks + 35k hand sanitizers + additional supplies to WA
We understand the urgency to secure more, and we will. pic.twitter.com/CsO2scquuz
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is also committed to helping during the health crisis. He has worked to make testing its more available.
Many of Microsoft's efforts, including the donations that will happen this week, focus on the Puget Sound area. This is Microsoft's local community, as the company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
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