Burton To Donate 500,000 Respirator Masks To Hospitals Across Northeast | WAMC

Burton To Donate 500,000 Respirator Masks To Hospitals Across Northeast

Apr 8, 2020

The world's biggest snowboard maker, based in Vermont, is donating half-a-million respirator masks to hospitals across the Northeast.

The chairwoman of Burton Snowboards says their largest binding manufacturer, located in China, directed her to a factory that was making FDA-approved KN95 respirator masks.

The first 48,000 have been delivered and are earmarked for hospitals across Vermont and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.

The rest are scheduled to arrive within the next two weeks and will be distributed along the East Coast. At least half will go to hard-hit areas in New York City and Boston.

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