The El Paso Community Foundation started delivering N95 respirator masks to more than 70 private physicians and community health centers last week.
Deliveries continue this week, including donations to the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso Fire Department.
The masks — the first of 45,000 to be delivered — were secured with donations to the El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund.
The fund was created to help the 800-member El Paso County Medical Society secure respirator masks and other much-needed personal protective equipment. The goal is to help supply the many outpatient doctors, nurses and other health care workers who are among the first to examine patients with early symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
You can donate to the fund here.