We are grateful for the overwhelming offers of support pouring in from our community. Many are asking for ways to support our team members and patients. Currently, OHC staff has adequate personnel protective equipment (PPE) but anticipate that the need will quickly exceed what is available due to national shortages, so we are requesting donations to help supplement our supply.
This is a list of unopened (sealed) medical supplies that will be accepted:
- Earloop masks
- N-95 respirator masks
- Surgical isolation masks
- Isolation masks with visors
- Full face shields (with forehead straps)
- Eye shields
- Isolation gowns
- Disinfectant bleach wipes
- Hand sanitizers
- Nitrile gloves (any size)
We are also accepting donations of homemade cloth masks. The cloth masks help to extend the life of traditional medical PPE equipment. You can also access it here.
No special instruments are required to create the masks we are looking for. The pattern we have included here is easy to follow and has been created by UnityPoint Health and is being shared across the globe in the fight against COVID-19.
Your time and talent can greatly impact our ability to care for our relatives and help ensure our staff’s safety. Fabric masks offer the benefit of being able to be washed and re-used. These masks can also extend the life of other PPE.
JOANN Fabrics and Craft Stores have also released a helpful tutorial.
FOR ALL DONATIONS TO THE OYATE HEALTH CENTER (OHC):
Point of Contact (POC)
Delivery Location & Time
- OHC Property & Supply Receiving Warehouse.
- Delivery Times 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (M-F).
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) is dedicated to serving the health and wellness needs of the tribal members it represents. Assisting with the needs of 18 tribes and tribal communities in the four-state region of South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, GPTCHB addresses the health necessities of its members by assisting in accessing health-related programs and resources.
In addition to advocacy on behalf of the represented tribal members, the organization also provides critical health promotion and education outreach services through its various programs and departments. Furthermore, the health board advocates nationally for improved Indian health policies on behalf of the tribes and tribal communities it represents, which comprise nearly 170,000 individuals.