Absentee Shawnee Tribe seeking donations of medical gear


SHAWNEE, Okla. (KFOR) – A local Native American tribe says it is accepting donations to help the tribal health system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Office of Emergency Management began accepting medical donations for the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System.

The following items are needed:

  • N95 masks
  • KN95 masks
  • Industrial N95 masks
  • Homemade masks
  • Disinfectant wipes and/or spray
  • Hand sanitizer (60% or greater alcohol)
  • Face shields
  • Nitrile gloves.

If you have those items and would like to donate them, bring them to 15702 State Hwy 9 in Norman.

” This is an all community effort to fight against COVID-19 and flatten the curve. Please wash your hands, use hand sanitizer and physically distance yourself from other that are not in your family,” a release from the tribe’s Office of Emergency Management read.

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