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Maryland School for the Blind donates N95 face masks to Baltimore first responders

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind has donated five cases of N95 masks to Baltimore’s first responders who are on the front lines helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Maryland.

MSB facilities staff found the face masks in a supply closet in one of the buildings on the school’s campus located at 3501Taylor Avenue and brought it to the attention of MSB Superintendent, W. Robert Hair.

He immediately contacted the Baltimore City Fire Department and Johns Hopkins Hospital regarding donating the critical personal protective equipment to Baltimore’s first responders.

The face masks, which are critical in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, have been in high demand and short supply since the outbreak of the disease.

The school has also stepped up to help the community by opening a daycare center on its campus to assist in the childcare of Maryland’s first responders and essential personnel, which opened March 30.

“We are all in this together. This is a chance for MSB to stand with our first responders, for us to participate in helping in this crisis, to give of our resources for the greater good – a chance to do what’s right,” said Hair.

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