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Donation helps city of Tulsa get 26,000 masks to first-responders, others in need

Donation helps city of Tulsa get 26,000 masks to first-responders, others in need

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Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum puts on his mask after speaking at a recent news conference.

In an effort to promote safety during the latest phase of the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Tulsa is set to accept a donation of 26,000 masks.

The Bank of America is donating the face coverings “to keep city employees and Tulsans safe amid the pandemic,” a news release states.

“This generous PPE donation will ensure we keep our first responders and residents safe when going out to calls in the community,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said in a statement. “This donation will also help protect some of Tulsa’s most vulnerable residents as we all work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our city. Tulsa is committed to the public safety of our employees and residents, and I want to thank Bank of America for their significant donation to our community.”

The masks will be distributed to the Tulsa Fire Department and the Tulsa Police Department to replenish diminishing supplies of disposable masks, as well as programs funded through the federal CARES Act.

City programs also acquiring masks include overflow shelters at the former Juvenile Justice Center, A Better Way program and the Student Support Camps associated with Tulsa Parks.

“Bank of America’s mask donation is part of a nationwide effort around our $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic,” said William Lissau, Bank of America Tulsa market president.

“The health and safety of our employees, clients and our community remain our top priorities during this health and humanitarian crisis, and we thank you for being a willing partner.”

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