Mike Trout donates meals to healthcare workers in native New Jersey
Mike Trout is doing his part to provide some comfort and support to some overworked and dedicated healthcare workers in his native New Jersey by donating meals to the staff at an ER facility.
The Los Angeles Angels slugger footed the bill for pizza, soda and cookies for staffers working at the Inspira Medical Center in Mullica Hill, which is about 30 miles away from his hometown of Millville.
Evidence of Trout’s thoughtful gesture was shared on social media by his mother Debbie.
@MikeTrout @JessTara @JeffreyTrout From one MVP to the REAL MVPs …..Proud to see @MikeTrout supporting the doctors, nurses, and first responders back home in good old South Jersey ! You guys are the best ! pic.twitter.com/pw5zmIIrEQ— Debbie Trout (@DebbieTrout27) April 16, 2020
The message “Doctors and Nurses are the real MVPs” was also relayed on a note inside a box of cookies.
New Jersey is among the states hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the state’s website and its Department of Health, New Jersey has 75,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,518 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus as of Thursday.
There has been no shortage of professional athletes across all leagues who have stepped up to provide relief amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Whether that support is similar to what Trout did by providing meals to healthcare workers or letting hospital staff know how much their hard work is appreciated, it all makes a tremendous impact on those on the front lines. This much is true regardless of how such gestures may seem relatively benign in the grand scheme of things. It’s appreciated.