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10,000 surgical masks donations

iHeartRaves and Relentless Beats Team Up to Support Front Line Workers

by Eric Valencia

No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service. Aside from social-distancing, masks have been the only other method that has consistently proven itself to be effective at mitigating the spread of COVID-19. For the doctors, nurses, and all other essential workers helping to fight the virus, a mask can mean the difference between going home to your family and not going home at all. With masks in short supply, Relentless Beats and iHeartRaves have teamed up to contribute towards solving that problem.

iHeartRaves has been diligently helping the medical community through their “Buy a Mask, Give a Mask” program. Since its inception at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been able to donate 80,000 FDA approved, triple-layer disposable surgical masks throughout the United States. Recently collaborating with Relentless Beats, iHeartRaves came with the goal of bringing some goodwill and much-needed masks to the Phoenix health community. Gila River Health Care (GRHC) was identified to be the next recipient of 10,000 surgical masks.

“We have made great strides in our fight against COVID-19, we are committed to our efforts, and we will continue to move forward as we work to contain this disease,” says GRHC interim chief executive officer Dr. Anthony Santiago “Relentless Beats and iHeartRaves have been extraordinarily generous with their donation, and we thank them for their generosity and support. This donation will further assist our employees and, in particular, our frontline workers who continue to provide care for our patients.”

The Gila River Indian Community, home to the Akimel O’otham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) people, is the largest Native American community in the Phoenix area. The GRHC was established to tend for the healthcare needs of its people and provides healthcare services to all Native Americans from federally recognized tribal communities. Services are offered from its three main campuses and additional service points across the seven districts of the Gila River Indian Community. 

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