Red Wings Goaltender Jimmy Howard Donates $50,000 Worth of N95 Masks to DMC Hospital

Jimmy Howard and Detroit Children’s Hospital Patient – 2019

DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings Goaltender Jimmy Howard is donating $50,000 worth of N95 Masks to the Detroit Medical Center (DMC)!

Howard purchased the masks to try and help protect healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle, their families and patients at the DMC.  The very large purchase of N95 masks have been ordered and are on their way to the Detroit Medical Center!

“These healthcare workers are fighting the battle of their lives, on behalf of all of us,” said Howard.  “They are heroes, and we’ve all got to do what we can to support them and thank them for their tireless work right now and in the weeks to come.”

The generous NHL goaltender and his non-profit, the Jimmy Howard Foundation, have been giving back to families and organizations in Metro Detroit since his arrival in Hockeytown in 2005.  For the past few years Howard has been surprising children and their families spending their Christmas holidays in Children’s Hospital with gifts and room makeovers, as well as supporting arthritis, local schools, disabilities and cancer patients and programs throughout Michigan!

About the Jimmy Howard Foundation

Jimmy Howard has been an NHL goaltender with the Detroit Red Wings organization since 2005.  Over the years he has become known for his presence both on the ice, and in the Metro Detroit community.

In addition to supporting the Red Wings Community Initiatives, Jimmy has been the face of the Real Men Wear Pink Campaign for breast cancer, supported local school programs and those with disabilities, and has adopted families affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses throughout the Holidays.

Jimmy and his wife Rachel launched the Jimmy Howard Foundation in 2017 to provide support for and assist as many local families as possible with the costs of treatment, bills, and transportation in the face of life-threatening illnesses.  The Foundation is also dedicated to supporting and promoting the research of treatment and cures for various diseases, including, but not limited to, arthritis and cancer.

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The Jimmy Howard Foundation is a project of United Charitable, a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 20-4286082.  Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Source: Jimmy Howard Foundation

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