While the New England Patriots may still be formulating a plan for their quarterback position after Tom Brady left for Tampa Bay, the team was able to coordinate the delivery of over a million N95 masks for Massachusets healthcare workers.
The masks were brought in from China by the Patriots’ team plane.
With the delivery, the Patriots add much-needed quantity to the supply chain in regards to medical equipment used to fight the COVID-10 coronavirus pandemic.
#Patriots owner Robert Kraft didn’t just help purchase and deliver 1.4 million masks from China for Massachusetts. He also bought 300,000 masks with his own money for New York that will be delivered to the Javits Center tomorrow. He has strong ties to NY, as a @Columbia graduate.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 2, 2020
The New England Patriots’ social media sent out photos of the team plane with the gear, and a video message was posted from head coach Bill Belichick.
“Let’s keep stringing good days together and we will get through this.”
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 1, 2020
Massachusets Governor Charlie Baker tweeted out his appreciation for the gesture.
No days off. Thanks to some serious teamwork, Massachusetts is set to receive over 1 million N95 masks for our front-line workers. Huge thanks to the Krafts and several dedicated partners for making this happen. pic.twitter.com/ieV6XMC5Ow
— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) April 2, 2020