South Tulsa Community House Asking For Mask Donations

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020, 9:38 pm
By: Sawyer Buccy

TULSA, Okla. -

South Tulsa Community House helps people who are living in poverty in the 61st and Peoria area of Tulsa and they said they will run out of masks to hand out by the end of the week.

People working at STCH said some of their clients are struggling to buy food right now, let alone to buy a mask. They said they are seeing a lot of people sharing masks because they can't afford one of their own. 

"We have some people who have to share masks because they don't have enough," said STCH Intake Specialist Lisa Chastain, "A lot of them don't have vehicles, they don't have transportation to get to other places, and when you don't have money for food it is really hard to go buying, $10, $15, $20 masks."

People at South Tulsa Community House are trying to change that. They provide resources like groceries, to families living in the Riverwood area. 

"To actually have one or two masks of their own, would make a world of difference to people who don't have access to that," said Chastain. 

She sais they gave the hundreds of donated reusable masks they had to senior citizens and veterans. They are running low as they said they are down to their last 30 masks. 

"There are 400-500 families that come here a month," said Chastain. 

People working at STCH said all they are trying to do is help people have the resources they need to get back up on their feet again.

"You work paycheck to paycheck and you live life paycheck to paycheck until the paycheck stops and then when unemployment doesn't kick in when it is supposed to and things just start getting rocky in your life, you need places like us to help you step up, one more time," said Chastain.

If you are wanting to donate masks, South Tulsa Community House is asking to donate masks with elastic ear bands not ties because ties can be difficult for some of their older clients to use on their own. 

For more information on South Tulsa Community House, visit their website here.