UPDATE #4: Over 15,000 protective face shields have been produced and distributed! New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan addressed a small group of the volunteers, who helped with the project, at Warren Hills High School on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Troopers from Troop “B” Perryville and Washington Stations along with officers from the Washington Township and Mansfield Township Police Departments loaded police vehicles with boxes of shields to be immediately distributed throughout Hunterdon and Warren Counties. The Colonel personally transported shields for delivery to a Trenton-area hospital. More to come...
UPDATE #3: Mount Olive and Warren Hills Regional High Schools have been collaborating since last week to help bring much needed face shields to our front line medical professionals. We are currently preparing to distribute 15k face shields later this week. We are also collaborating with Millburn High School, Thor Labs in Newton, and a Long Island Makerspace to get out an additional 8k face shields by early next week! Thank you to everyone who has been helping out in this much needed effort to help protect our heroes on the front lines!
UPDATE #2: So proud of Mr. Earl Clymer, Superintendent of Warren Hills Regional School District. In addition to being a pillar to the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, he has rolled up his sleeves and become directly involved in the fabrication of the face shields...see picture above. This is exactly what leadership looks like!
UPDATE #1: Thanks to your generosity, 10,000 shields are arriving early next week and another 5,000 are being planned for production and distribution! Check back in a few days for another update on progress.
To directly help COVID-19 front line workers, the Warren Hills Robotics Association (WHRA), located in Washington NJ, is spearheading a fundraiser to raise $20,000 to purchase materials needed to assemble 10,000 plastic face shields to help control the spread of the virus. The materials have been ordered and the shields will be built per the specifications shared by The Johns Hopkins Health System. The face shields will be distributed to health care providers and emergency response personnel in areas of need.
Any help you or your organization can provide to subsidize these costs is greatly appreciated. Any funds that are raised above our targeted goal will be used to buy additional personal protective equipment (PPE) or will be donated to local emergency response units.
WHRA is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization and is proud to be partnering with Warren Hills Regional High School, Special Technical Services (STS) in Hackettstown (www.specialtechnicalservices.com), and Mt. Olive High School in this endeavor to assist those who are helping to keep all of us safe and healthy.