More businesses have asked customers to wear masks so a Tulsa man decided to show his pride in the city by making masks with the Tulsa Flag and sell them, then donate the proceeds.
Andrew Millspaugh said he's been selling the masks for about a month, and he's been able to donate $2800 to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
“With the pandemic going on any everything I thought it would be good to come up with a way for people to give back to the community as well as maintain proper hygiene," said Andrew Millspaugh.
He placed the first order for 50 masks, but word about them quickly spread.
“As they got out on social media or certain people saw them, they would say ‘where did you get that mask?’ Then I ordered 500 and now I’ve ordered another 500 and it just keeps going," said Millspaugh.
Millspaugh said the masks cost $6.00 to make and he's selling them for $12.00 and donates the profits to the food bank.
“I’ve just been going in there and dropping off checks with the mask on and leaving and they’ve been very grateful. It’s not a ton of money, but it’s enough to make an impact during times like this," said Millspaugh.
He said the requests for the masks haven't slowed down, and Millspaugh's happy to give back to his community.
"I wanted to kind of give people a symbol to remind them that we will get through this. Kind of come back from there and we’ll be back to normal eventually. In the meantime we kind of gotta hang tough and keep it going," said Millspaugh.
If you're interested in ordering a mask, you can email Millspaugh directly at firstname.lastname@example.org