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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) said in recent weeks it’s worked with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help distribute 2.35 million face masks for airport employees and passengers at CLT and other North and South Carolina airports.

The masks were delivered to the airport in boxes on 106 wooden pallets and CLT staff spend days sorting, labeling and processing the donated masks.

Last week, CLT worked with American Airlines to forward 252,000 masks, weighing more than 1,600 pounds onto aircraft bound for Raleigh-Durham International (RDU), Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP), Columbia Metropolitan (CAE), Wilmington International (ILM), Piedmont Triad International (GSO), Myrtle Beach International (MYR) and Fayetteville Regional (FAY) airports.

“As an aviation family, we’re all in this together and are willing to assist anyway we can,” said CLT Operations Director Lexie Farmer, who added, “Working with the FAA and FEMA to distribute these masks is one way we can help ensure our employees and customers have the resources to follow CDC guidelines to safely traverse the airport.”