“On behalf of Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz and the entire Mets organization, we are proud to provide masks for the frontline workers at the MTA,” said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon.
“Providing masks is our way of saying thank you to these brave individuals for all they are doing during the pandemic,” he added.
The masks, which don the signature Mets colors of blue and orange, read “New York Tough.”
“I thank the New York Mets for this terrific delivery,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye. “It’s a homerun for the MTA and its entire workforce who are the heroes moving heroes of this pandemic.”
According to the agency, the MTA has distributed a total of 2.2 million masks (1.2 million N95 and KN95 masks and 1 million surgical) to employees at NYC Transit, the MTA Bus Company, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bridges and Tunnels and MTA Police Department.
The MTA has also distributed 4.6 million pairs of gloves, 27,000 gallons of hand sanitizer in 110,000 bottles, 2.4 million individual sanitizing wipes and 105,000 gallons of cleaning solutions.