BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. — On Tuesday, a local business and the mayor's office of Blount County came together to donate N-95 grade face masks to emergency first responders and the Blount County Health Department.

In total, the department received 30 cases. That's more than 1,400 masks.

Medical professionals everywhere are in need of all of the donations they can get. 

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"To give back to the emergency responders here in Blount County so they can help prevent the spread of this crisis is a really big deal," donor Mike Akard said.

Experts said hospitals and medical professionals across the country are running low on medical supplies like masks.

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