While much of the world has come to a halt amid the Coronavirus pandemic, one NASCAR racer is in high-gear trying to help doctors and nurses working in hospitals amid the crisis.
Tommy Regan, who has competed in the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, is working with his foundation, The Tommy Regan Foundation, to manufacture protective gowns for frontline healthcare workers, he announced Friday (April 10).
The Tracy, California native said he wanted to make a difference during these unprecedented times.
“I called hospitals in New York and spoke with a doctor in charge and he told me he was out of materials and was in desperate need of PPE supplies,” Regan said to The Racing Experts.
“I was disgusted that we weren’t taking care of the people that are taking care of us.”
At the time of publication, there are 1.8 million COVID-19 cases worldwide and over half a million cases in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.
Regan, 42, said his foundation is working with government entities including the FDA and CDC to see what hospitals in the United States need the personal protective equipment the most.
“Hospitals in dire need across the United States is our foundation’s focus right now,” Regan said.
To learn more about this initiative or to donate, visit Tommy Regan’s website for more information.
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