Lidl US donated 40,000 protective face masks this week to first responders in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The Nassau County Police Department in Mineola received 20,000 of the masks and the Suffolk County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services in Yaphank received another 20,000 masks.
“As a retailer with a growing presence on Long Island, we want to give back to the community especially during this public health crisis,” Lidl US Regional Vice President Ysbrand Aukes said in a company statement. “Once we secured enough protective gear for our team, we gave our extra masks for first responders who are playing a critical role. We thank Nassau and Suffolk county leaders for their support and helping us to distribute this gear to those that need it most.”