South Korea Sends 500,000 Face Masks to VA

0
1082

VA accepts mask donation from South Korea to assist with COVID-19 efforts

Longtime partner and ally sends 500,000 protective masks

News Release: Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it has accepted a donation of half a million protective masks from the Republic of Korea to assist the department in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.



The donated masks will be distributed for use nationally across VA.

The masks arrived at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in Prince George’s County, Maryland on a South Korean military transport flight. Both VA and South Korean embassy officials were present to meet the flight.

“The Republic of Korea’s generous gift to America’s Veterans is deeply appreciated and we humbly accept,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “We will use it to carry out our solemn mission of caring for our Veterans. It is also a sign of the deep and ongoing respect our two nations have for each other — cemented nearly 70 years ago in a time of war and great crisis. So many years later, we are joined in another just and noble cause of containing a pandemic that threatens our citizens’ lives and livelihoods and poses a grave threat to the Veterans we have both pledged to protect. This gesture has indeed touched the hearts of American Veterans and we are grateful to have such a close ally in these uncertain times.”

Visit VA’s public health response for more information on ways to protect against COVID-19.

ATTENTION READERS

We See The World From All Sides and Want YOU To Be Fully Informed
In fact, intentional disinformation is a disgraceful scourge in media today. So to assuage any possible errant incorrect information posted herein, we strongly encourage you to seek corroboration from other non-VT sources before forming an educated opinion.

About VT - Policies & Disclosures - Comment Policy
Due to the nature of uncensored content posted by VT's fully independent international writers, VT cannot guarantee absolute validity. All content is owned by the author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners, or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images are the full responsibility of the article author and NOT VT.