Justin Verlander and Kate Upton helping Detroit's first responders in coronavirus fight

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 20:35:15-04

(WXYZ) — Former Detroit Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander and his wife, Kate Upton, are working to help the Detroit Police Department.

In a tweet, Verlander and Upton said they were "heartbroken to hear what's happening in Detroit," especially with the police department.

Bella Canvas is providing 25,000 masks and B Strong will provide touchless thermometers. They also donated to Feed the Frontlines which helps local restaurants and feed first responders.

Ford also donated face shields to every police officer, firefighter and EMS worker in Detroit.

Earlier in the pandemic, Verlander and Upton said they would donate their salary during the COVID-19 pandemic.