HOUSTON — Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, in partnership with his foundation, announced Friday via Instagram they had donated more than $500,000 in medical equipment to temporarily serve the city of Houston during the coronavirus pandemic.
Among the items donated are surgical equipment, exercise and rehabilitation machines, high-tech manikins for CPR training, numerous IV poles, chairs, cabinets and accessible toilets for disabled patients. The equipment will be later donated to "underequipped hospitals in the poorest regions of Central America,” the post read.
“This equipment was originally destined to very poor hospitals in Central America like El Salvador, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are in communication with the City of Houston so that they have it available for temporary hospitals or clinics that may need it soon,” Correa said in a text message to MLB.com.
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We are delighted to announce the donation of over $500,000 in medical equipment that will temporarily serve the City of Houston during the COVID-19 pandemic, and later be donated to underequipped hospitals in the poorest regions of Central America. Special thank you to Laura Rodríguez, CEO at @kindredhealth and @nacchelp for the collaboration. The items include surgical equipment, exercise and rehabilitation machines, high-tech manikin for CPR training, numerous IV poles, chairs, cabinets, accessible toilets for disabled patients, and much more. @correa_family_foundation
The Correa Family Foundation organizes athletic and family-centered events for children and communities in need, while raising funds for financial aid. Correa thanks Kindred Healthcare and NACC Disaster Services for assisting with the donation efforts.
Also, Correa said he and his foundation are donating money and working with NACC to help deliver 2,500 meals a day to homeless, elderly and public employees.
On Thursday, Correa and teammate Lance McCullers Jr. sent Chipotle to 85 employees on the emergency and intensive care unit floors at Methodist Hospital in Houston.