Actor Gary Sinise has launched a brand new initiative to help healthcare workers and first responders who are on the frontlines against the Coronavirus.
The iniative called ‘Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service,’ has so far give over $200,000 in total grants to combat COVID-19. As The Daily Wire reports:
Actor and musician Gary Sinise and his foundation have launched a new initiative in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis: the “Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service,” which is doing its part to meet the needs of first responders and healthcare professionals. Since launching just a few weeks ago, the campaign has provided over 4,700 pieces of personal protective equipment, assisted nearly 50 first responder departments and provided over $200,000 in total grants to those on the front lines of the effort to combat COVID-19.
“With the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the nation, the Gary Sinise Foundation has launched a dedicated campaign called, Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service, which addresses the needs and priorities of those it is entrusted by the American people to serve and honor, with the addition of healthcare professionals,” a press release published on the foundation’s website reads.
“During this public health crisis, Emergency COVID-19 Combat Service will be the gateway for providing grants to first responders in need of personal protective equipment when answering COVID-19 service calls,” the foundation states. “Financial assistance is also available to healthcare professionals, service members, veterans, first responders, and their families who have been impacted by the novel coronavirus.”
In a video posted on YouTube on April 1, Sinise announced the new COVID-19 campaign:
This kind of action is what is needed from celebrities during this time, instead of the constant stream of vitriol against President Trump which has been witnessed all to frequently in recent weeks.