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Correa donates $500K in medical equipment

@brianmctaggart
March 27, 2020

HOUSTON -- Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, in partnership with his foundation, announced Friday via Instagram they had donated more than $500,000 in medical equipment to temporarily serve the city of Houston during the coronavirus pandemic.

HOUSTON -- Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, in partnership with his foundation, announced Friday via Instagram they had donated more than $500,000 in medical equipment to temporarily serve the city of Houston during the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the items donated are surgical equipment, exercise and rehabilitation machines, high-tech manikins for CPR training, numerous IV poles, chairs, cabinets and accessible toilets for disabled patients. The equipment will be later donated to "underequipped hospitals in the poorest regions of Central America,” the post read.

“This equipment was originally destined to very poor hospitals in Central America like El Salvador, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are in communication with the City of Houston so that they have it available for temporary hospitals or clinics that may need it soon,” Correa said in a text message to MLB.com.

The Correa Family Foundation organizes athletic and family-centered events for children and communities in need, while raising funds for financial aid. Correa thanks Kindred Healthcare and NACC Disaster Services for assisting with the donation efforts.

Also, Correa said he and his foundation are donating money and working with NACC to help deliver 2,500 meals a day to homeless, elderly and public employees.

On Thursday, Correa and teammate Lance McCullers Jr. sent Chipotle to 85 employees on the emergency and intensive care unit floors at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.