Schwarzenegger helps create fund to raise millions for medical supplies
© Greg Nash

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has donated $1 million to a fundraiser raising money to provide surgical masks and other medical supplies to San Francisco's health department.

A GoFundMe account set up by Flexport.org showed that the actor and former bodybuilder made the donation late Monday evening, while actor Edward Norton donated $10,000 and businessman Paul Graham donated $1,000,000 as well.

"Last week we helped MedShare donate 60,000 surgical masks, 34,000 gloves, 2,000 surgical gowns and 50 thermometers to San Francisco’s Department of Public Health. We need to do more," the GoFundMe's organizers wrote on the original posting.

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"Fortunately, masks, gowns and equipment are cheap. Unfortunately, transporting them isn’t free. Big companies have stepped up and have made large contributions to provide these goods and we are committed to getting them where they need to go," they continued.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and GoFundMe itself also contributed to the fundraiser, donating $25,000 each, according to the donor list. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian donated $10,000.

Hospitals across the country have reported difficulties in obtaining sufficient supplies of surgical masks, gowns and other medical supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has sickened tens of thousands of Americans and almost 400,000 globally.