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DJ Khaled To Help Provide Resources For Hospital Professionals Through Partnerships

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By Adreon Patterson

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the U.S., DJ Khaled decided to combat the pandemic by offering resources for healthcare professionals.

The pandemic has left many hospitals and medical facilities being short on medical supplies.

The DJ-music producer's We The Best Foundation will work in conjunction with Direct Relief and superhuman to provide medical resources as medical facilities face shortages due to the growing pandemic.

In a press release, the superproducer stated that helping the community is his mission as well as his reason for starting his foundation.

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Khaled stated, “Helping our local community when and where we can has always been our mission since we started the We The Best Foundation back in 2018. By partnering with Direct Relief, Nicole and I are able to reach the medical staff who are most at risk in local hospitals in New York and Miami. It’s important to us to take care of those who take care of us.”

He mentioned he was inspired by a friend to assist in providing 10,000 masks. Gloves, and PPE kits to healthcare professionals.

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As the viral pandemic began to spread, it brought about a shortage of resources, with many hospitals were running out of masks and other items needed for their jobs as they continue to fight on the frontline.

In response, Direct Relief has provided hospitals and other facilities with N95 masks, isolation gowns, gloves, face shields, surgical masks, and hand sanitizers.

CEO Thomas Tighe stated, “Direct Relief is so deeply grateful for this extraordinary act of personal generosity from DJ Khaled and Nicole Tuck to help keep health workers safe as they put themselves at risk to keep all of us safe."

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He continued, “This support translates into immediate, practical help, and is such a wonderful example of everyone pulling together and doing whatever we can to protect those who are most vulnerable.”

In addition to the masks, the DJ partnered with superhuman to provide hands-free soap in Los Angeles.

Khaled said, “This initiative, which starts on April 1st, is putting the power in the hands of the people, inviting them to nominate organizations in their own communities to receive complimentary hands-free soap dispensers and sanitizer, which are coated in germ-blocking nano-silver technology.”

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Khaled has become the latest celebrity to help in the coronavirus relief efforts.

On March 31, it was announced that music superstar Rihanna and her mentor Jay-Z would be helping the crisis by providing equipment to medicinal facilities along with aiding efforts to feed and clothe first responders and their children while helping those less fortunate with financial aid and shelter.

Currently, the death toll exceeded 700 in one day in the United States for the first time, according to data compiled by The Washington Post.

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