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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Nintendo Donates Over 9,500 N95 Masks

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North Bend is home to the North American production facility of the world’s largest video gaming company. Nintendo has been “Putting Smiles on the Faces of Everyone Nintendo Touches”, according to their Corporate Social Responsibility statement. Today is no different. Nintendo representative Jerry Danson contacted Eastside Fire & Rescue (EF&R) to generously donate over 9,500 N95 Particulate Respirator masks.

The N95 Respirator masks and other personal protective equipment are among the most requested items for first responders and health care providers.

Danson stated the masks were originally purchased for emergency preparedness planning; however, amidst the COVID-19 crisis, knew there were needed elsewhere. Eastside Fire & Rescue staff will distribute the masks throughout the region to address immediate needs, including the City of North Bend.

This crisis is unprecedented. The safety and security of community members is paramount in our daily mission. The communities served by City of North Bend and Eastside Fire & Rescue deeply appreciate the generous donation from Nintendo.

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