PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ District Council donated 160 N95 masks and 120 protective suits for first responders.

The donation comes amid shortages healthcare providers are facing amid the coronavirus outbreak. The council, also known as the Western PA Laborers, donated their own supplies to Allegheny County’s medical community.

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“With the proper equipment, COVID-19 doesn’t have to add to the already dangerous nature of first responders’ work,” said Philip Ameris, Business Manager of the Western PA Laborers.

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“I want to thank the Laborers for their help at this time,” said County Executive Fitzgerald. “Our friends in Labor are always there for us, and we appreciate their contributions at this critical time.”

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Western PA Laborers are a local affiliate of Laborers’ International Union of North America.