KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Fernando Esquivel is out of work as a DJ, but he still wanted to give back during the coronavirus outbreak through his production company, Fernando Productions in Lenexa.
Esquivel held a live DJ session on Facebook to raise money for essential workers such as nurses, doctors and nursing home employees.
"It's small, but I was just trying to think of anything I could do to make it happen," Esquivel said.
His charity session raised $2,200. With the help of catering company Olive Events, Esquivel was able to deliver 320 meals on Wednesday.
He delivered 200 meals to Delmar Gardens, a nursing home in Lenexa, and 120 meals to the University of Kansas Hospital.
"We're just very, very thankful for all of you who are reaching out, supporting us and our entire team because we really could not do this without you," said Kelly Howe, manager of the emergency department at the University of Kansas Hospital.
Esquivel said it's a great time to spread positivity, and he may try to do another fundraiser in the near future.
"I'm gonna try and see if I can throw out some ideas and have another fundraiser and see what else we can make happen," he said.