Citizen Potawatomi Nation assembles 700 face masks for use during crisis

FireLake Designs, an enterprise of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN), along with The Citizen Potawatomi Cultural Heritage Center (CHC) was proud to do its part to assist medical professionals and Oklahoma citizens during the COVID-19 crisis currently sweeping the globe. Through combined efforts, the two entities assembled more than 700 face masks thus far for the CPN Health Services who face shortage situations.

“We’ve seen the terrible impact that Coronavirus has had on our country and more specifically, our community,” CHC Director Kelli Mosteller, Ph.D. said. “So, we wanted to do what we could to provide a much-needed asset for those that are most desperate.”

Recently, there has been a nationwide shortage of many basic healthcare necessities due to the global pandemic, including sanitary face masks. With the threat of healthcare facilities being overwhelmed in the coming weeks, FireLake Designs and the CHC is committed to doing their part to support the community.

CPN is not alone in its efforts, as countless organizations across the country have refocused their resources to help supply the country with face masks and surgical gowns amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The masks mimic those that have been approved by hospitals and medical professionals nationwide.
While not N95, they can be used by patients entering the tribe’s clinics, leaving much needed PPE available to nurses, doctors and staff.

They are available to the public for purchase and are $4 per mask. If you or anyone you know may be interested in putting in an order, email or call 405-878-8770.