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Dec 6, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Camille Kostek applaud during the first quarter of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Denver Nuggets at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his long-time girlfriend and model Camille Kostek are helping out in the fight against COVID-19.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Instagram page shared on Tuesday that the couple had donated 20,000 KN95 medical masks to a pair of hospitals. Kostek was the SI Swimsuit cover model in 2019.

A huge thank you to @camillekostek and @gronk who just donated 10,000 masks to @bostonmedicalcenter and @sjhnj ❤️ Check out the link in our bio for the full story and more information on how YOU can help too!

12.2k Likes, 120 Comments - Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@si_swimsuit) on Instagram: "A huge thank you to @camillekostek and @gronk who just donated 10,000 masks to @bostonmedicalcenter..."

The post includes notes sent to each donation site. The message reads:

May these bless you and protect you while you do what you do best. Thank you for being the heroes we need at such a critical time. Love, Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek

10,000 of the masks will be heading to Boston Medical Center, while the other 10,000 are being donated to St. Joseph’s Health, a hospital in Patterson, New Jersey. That area is among the hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

If you would like to chip in, both hospitals have set up donation funds. You can find more info on their Instagram pages below.

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