Facebook donates 720,000 stockpiled masks for health relief
Social media giant Facebook has pitched in to help amid the COVID-19 crisis, donating hundreds of thousands of face masks it had stockpiled.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted about the donation on his official page.
"Health workers urgently need more protective gear," he wrote.
"To help, Facebook donated our emergency reserve of 720,000 masks that we had bought in case the wildfires continued."
He said the company was also trying to find "millions more" to donate to health efforts.
"I hope you're all staying healthy and safe," he said.
Medical workers across the US say they're facing a dire shortage of masks, ventilators and staff as more doctors and nurses also fall sick.
In recent years, California has been ravaged by destructive fires that have resulted in large losses of life and property.
Facebook headquarters are based in California's Silicon Valley tech centre.
The whole state was last week ordered to stay home, confining nearly 40 million people to their residences.
The US has more than 42,000 cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed since the first case in late January.
At least 541 people have died.