Masks donated to local hospitals by VP of Big Apple Music

The Vice President of Big Apple Music, Mr. Mark Bolos Jr, bought and donated 1,000 masks to MVHS and Rome Memorial Hospital.

Posted: Apr 3, 2020 6:15 PM

Hospitals are struggling with limited supplies, but a local business is giving a helping hand.

The Vice President of Big Apple Music, Mr. Mark Bolos Jr, bought and donated 1,000 masks. Around 750 masks were donated to Mohawk Valley Health Systems and 250 masks were sent to the Rome Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Bolos Jr ordered masks from ATHM Accessories. This is a small business that made guitar pics and other accessories for Big Apple Music. Because demand was low, ATHM decided to start making masks instead. The owner of Big Apple Music told us that ATHM is "A company that makes our guitar pics, they make little accessories for us, they're not making those accesories now. They're making masks and gloves. He reached out to them and he ordered 1,000 masks. He knew hospitals could use them. He gave a bunch to Mohawk Valley Health Systems and the Rome Memorial Hospital also. I mean, Big Apple can take credit but it was really my son Mark that did it."

Mr. Bolos Jr's father, the owner of Big Apple Music, is very proud and stresses why this is so important. Mr. Bolos said "I think they're very important because I know that the hospital workers need them. They can't just wear the same mask over and over again. They have to interchange them and take them off, throw them out. We don't want them reusing the same mask because this virus is a serious thing. Letting them have some supplies that they need is very important."

Big Apple Music has been around for 41 years.  This is the first time they have ever closed. They will be closed for at least the next month, but they are still taking online orders.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1670716

Reported Deaths: 48049
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens2149058858
Kings2143669200
Suffolk1645393105
Nassau1505382935
Bronx1465595920
Westchester1090382116
New York1054913954
Erie660591610
Richmond578951590
Monroe52990993
Rockland39149895
Orange37631730
Onondaga32606634
Dutchess22678410
Albany21030333
Oneida19829480
Niagara15404312
Broome15169336
Saratoga12095145
Schenectady10946178
Ulster10206229
Rensselaer9124132
Putnam846086
Chautauqua7379123
Chemung6454130
Oswego606089
Ontario585889
St. Lawrence562289
Steuben5545138
Cayuga540689
Jefferson485263
Sullivan482260
Herkimer4578107
Wayne451065
Cattaraugus445876
Genesee4450118
Madison386985
Clinton370426
Livingston357656
Tompkins348942
Columbia342596
Fulton338984
Montgomery3219107
Cortland319260
Allegany291381
Warren287255
Wyoming285349
Tioga282656
Greene268271
Orleans246381
Chenango246170
Otsego240243
Washington236652
Franklin212012
Lewis208030
Seneca163253
Delaware154333
Essex135626
Schoharie122913
Yates101726
Schuyler87012
Hamilton2852
Unassigned182118
Out of NY0193
Rome
Partly Cloudy
26° wxIcon
Hi: 24° Lo: 10°
Feels Like: 12°
Binghamton
Clear
24° wxIcon
Hi: 26° Lo: 11°
Feels Like: 10°
Rome
Partly Cloudy
26° wxIcon
Hi: 27° Lo: 12°
Feels Like: 12°
Rome
Cloudy
26° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 3°
Feels Like: 12°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Foodie Fridays Rosa's 50% 0ff - Now thru March 18
Submit your Mutt Madness Picture through March 10th
March into Beautiful Skin Giveaway
Under 100 2021 Golf Cards left!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve