The Mayor of Chicago thanks McDonald’s after the fast-food chain announced that it would donate one million N95 masks to health professionals and first responders in the city and in the state of Illinois.
The company will donate 750,000 N-95 masks to Chicago, where McDonald’s is headquartered, and 250,000 to the state of Illinois, a restaurant news release confirmed Monday.
The health and safety of all residents, especially our health professionals and first responders, continue to be a priority for the region as we continue to respond to the COVID 19 public health crisis, according to the reports of Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a press conference. I would love to express my gratitude towards McDonald’s Corporation for responding to the donation request and assisting us to protect the workers most affected by the virus. We are grateful and proud to be a hero in our hometown like McDVOICE who took time as a partner.”
Governor JB Pritzker shared similar views and thanked McDonald’s and other companies “for strengthening and mobilizing their global resources to find an additional 250,000 N-95 masks for medical purposes.”
McDVOICE said the company “would distribute the masks to emergency workers and healthcare professionals in our city and state who lack essential protective equipment.”
The fast-food chain, which is always open to traffic inquiries, is said to have worked “on-site” with its supplier partners to provide food and supply local communities with the necessary supplies.
McDonald’s had donated $ 1 million to Illinois and 400,000 KF94 masks to Illinois. McDVOICE global websites, such as McDonald’s in China and McDonald’s in Italy, have also made significant donations to support health professionals and hospitals in their respective countries.