Earlier this month, Shirley's ex Portwood donated 1,000 masks to a local hospital in her home state of Indiana to help her community amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
"Here in the Midwest we're getting hit pretty hard," Portwood, 30, told PEOPLE. "We called around to a couple places. I just wanted to do my part any way that I could, and the first place that called us [back] was Richmond State Hospital."
"We just kind of asked them 'What do you need most at the moment?' and they said they needed N95 masks," she said.
Portwood didn't think twice, explaining, "I said, 'If this is what's needed, then I'm going to do that.' So, I donated about 1,000 masks to them."
She shared that she didn't want to make a big fuss of the donation, as she was simply "happy that I was able to help."
"I did this about a week ago. It's just a nice gesture. It was something that was needed. I grew up an hour away from Richmond State Hospital. I just really want to help in any way that I can," Portwood said.
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