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Jennifer Aydin Donates 5,000 N95 Masks To Hospitals In New Jersey & New York After Recovering From Coronavirus, Gets Thank You From New Jersey Governor!

Jennifer Aydin donated over 5,000 masks to hospitals in New Jersey and New York. “When I had the coronavirus, I noticed that my masks were really flimsy at the time,” the Real Housewives of New Jersey star told Page Six.

“Everyone was asking how I had contracted it or whatever and I was like, ‘I was just at the grocery store. That’s the only place that I went to.'”

After recovering from coronavirus, she asked her husband, who is a plastic surgeon, to get her an N95 mask, to which he replied that there were none available.

“I figured if me, as a doctor’s wife, was having difficulty getting these masks, what about the average Joe?” she said.

Aydin went to work trying to secure masks, purchasing 10,000 from the same manufacturer who makes her Ultimate Beauty Pillow in the hopes of protecting and supporting her community, reports the outlet. However, she didn’t tell anyone about her plans.

“I didn’t want to jinx it until the shipment was able to come through,” she said. Once she had the masks, she reached out to the Governor’s office to find out which New Jersey facilities needed them the most and ended up sending 3,000 to the Bergen New Bridge Center in Paramus.

Aydin admitted that when the masks arrived, she first contacted her family, friends and “RHONJ” cast members, just in case they needed masks. In doing so, a producer from the show put her in touch with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and she was able to donate an additional 2,000 masks to the facility.

“I’ve also donated a thousand masks to just miscellaneous people who have DM’d me and asked me and been begging me,” she continued. “So every time I get a new request that I happen to see, if I’m able to, I just put some masks in an envelope and I go to the post office or have my assistant go by the post office and just ship them out.”

She is also keeping some of the masks on-hand for all of her husband’s patients at the Aydin Center for Plastic Surgery.

“He is planning to re-open once the quarantine and the stay-at-home thing is lifted,” she told Page Six. “We have patients calling. People want their Botox and their injectables!”

The Bravo reality star received a big thank you from Governor Phil Murphy after donating to COVID-19 relief efforts.

“Jennifer has donated roughly 3,000 N95 masks and has been busy trying to source PPE for the front-line and nursing home staff at @NewBridgeMedCtr. #NJThanksYou!” Murphy wrote via Twitter on Wednesday, May 6.

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