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First Coast Home Pros Retools Manufacturing Face Shields in Jacksonville, Florida

04/21/2020
First Coast Home Pros, a Jacksonville, Florida-based full-service specialized home services company, started producing face shields to help health care workers on the front lines.

First Coast Home Pros expects to make at least 650 face shields to donate to UF Health. First Coast already has made and donated more than 1,000 washable fabric masks to the community and continues to put its employees to work making even more. The company is making both the face shields and masks at their Arlington headquarters.

First Coast Home Pros started in 2008 as a window cleaning company. Since then, First Coast Home Pros has added a variety of services including housekeeping, carpet cleaning, pressure washing, handyman services, painting and other home care services.

“During this unprecedented time in history, we want to help people working with COVID-19 patients” said Josh Kennedy, president of First Coast Home Pros. “We started making cotton masks for our customers, employees and others in need earlier in the crisis and shifted to face shields as soon as we heard health care workers were low on supply.”

“This generous donation is another example of how our community is coming together in this time of uncertainty,” said Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. “Finding as many resources as possible in this fight against COVID-19 is challenging, so we are incredibly grateful to Josh Kennedy and his team.”

“We want to do all we can to help keep our community stay as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kennedy. “We are still offering many of our regular home care services and taking additional measures to ensure the safety of our employees and customers.”

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