AFTCO customers have purchased 35,000 fishing masks, generating 70,000 mask donations and counting. Our customers and partners in retail have risen to the occasion, helping donate 20,000 fishing face masks and 50,000 disposable masks. We are blown away by your support and cannot thank you all enough for helping to make a postive impact within our communities.
We have learned a lot during this journey, including how thankful we are for the fishing and outdoor community. As we coordinated the distribution of masks with some of our retail partners, we quickly found that many were thankful for the fishing masks, but a disposable style mask better suited their needs. In these instances, we donated at least 3 disposable masks for every 1 fishing face mask sold.
These masks have been donated to police and fire departments across the country, the Department of Natural Resources, retirement homes, homeless shelters and dozens of other local community organizations. However, we need your help in finding additional homes for these masks. If you are a member of an organization in need of non-medical face masks or know of one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.