RENO, Nev. – Gary Platt Manufacturing has donated hundreds of masks to Seeding Sovereignty’s mask drive to help multiple Native American communities in New Mexico.
The Navajo Nation has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, reporting 2,304 cases per 100,000 people. By way of comparison, the State of New York reported 1,806 cases per 100,000 people. (Sources: CNN, Jonathan Nez interview, Fox 10 Phoenix)
On its website, Seeding Sovereignty has a page dedicated to COVID-19 response as well as a call for mask donations at https://seedingsovereignty.org/mask-drive. The site reads, “Masks offer significant protection against the spread of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities especially at risk in remote and underserved regions.”
Gary Platt responded, sending hundreds of masks to Seeding Sovereignty, along with a call for the gaming industry to join the fight. CEO Joe Esposito said, “We recently converted part of our Reno-based factory to create face masks, and we are honored to be able to help Native American people in need. We hope the gaming industry will join us in this ongoing fight.”
Previously, Gary Platt donated a generous supply of masks to Renown Regional Medical Center.
Gary Platt is also offering mask sales to any business that may be in need. The masks are 100 percent cotton, washable, and reusable. Inquiries and order requests can be directed to (800) 969-0999 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Gary Platt Manufacturing
For more than 20 years, Gary Platt Manufacturing has been the world’s leading provider of performance casino seating. The design team has more than 50 years of experience in providing products with unsurpassed comfort and excellence. Gary Platt produces premium seating for casinos on five continents and creates chairs for slots, table games, poker, bar-top, and bingo. For more information, visit Gary Platt at www.garyplatt.com.
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