3M has donated more than 380,000 respirators to its humanitarian aid partners American Red Cross and Direct Relief.
The nonprofits will distribute the respirators to 17 relief shelters in Northern and Southern California. Widespread wildfires in the state have left thousands of residents displaced and in need of personal protective equipment to reduce exposure to lingering ash and smoke.
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