COVID The Barbarian: Arnold Schwarzenegger Donates $1M In Masks, Protective Gear To Hospitals

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated $1 million in protective equipment to the Frontline Responders Fund, a GoFundMe campaign working to get gloves, surgical gowns and masks to those fighting to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The movie legend and former California governor hopes that those who can help will step up to offer their support. He says of the initiative, “Our doctors, nurses and hospital staff are the real action heroes of this crisis. I just play one in the movies.”

“We have an opportunity and a responsibility to provide them with personal protective equipment right now to keep them safe as they fight this virus, so when I heard about’s plan, this was a no-brainer to me.” is an international aid group behind the Frontline Responders Fund. Funds that go to Flexport are distributed to companies involved in the manufacture and delivery of these life-saving supplies. Last week, the Bay Area-based logistics firm facilitated the procurement and delivery of 60,000 surgical masks, 34,000 gloves, 2,000 surgical gowns and 50 thermometers to San Francisco’s Department of Public Health, TechCrunch reported.

In a video he posted to Facebook, Schwarzenegger checked in on almost 50,000 masks delivered to an LA hospital as a result of the initiative:

Arnold Schwarzenegger Helps Hospital Workers

Arnold Schwarzenegger just donated $1,000,000 in masks and protective gear to hospital workers.

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The Terminator star has remained active on social media throughout the outbreak. Schwarzenegger reminds followers to heed stay-at-home orders and shares how he keeps busy.

He even offers some at-home workout tips:

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