Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa announced Friday on Instagram that the Correa Family Foundation is donating more than $500,000 worth of medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The equipment will temporarily serve the city of Houston and will later be donated to hospitals in Central America's poorest regions.
Surgical equipment, exercise and rehabilitation machines, high-tech manikins for CPR training, IV poles, chairs, cabinets, and accessible toilets for disabled patients are among the items being donated to Houston facilities.
Correa and his foundation are also donating money and working with the National Association of Christian Churches Disaster Services to help deliver 2,500 meals a day to homeless people, the elderly, and public employees, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.
The United States has over 94,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with more than 1,400 deaths related to the disease caused by the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.