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Georgia robotics team creates 3-D printed face shields for Devereux’s front-line staff

 

Students from a Georgia robotics team, Checkmate Robotics #12961, are leading by example, and using their 3-D printing skills to create face shields for Devereux’s front-line staff.

The robotics team made nearly 300 face shields that were distributed to Devereux team members at the organization’s Georgia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey centers.

Students from a Georgia robotics team are leading by example, and using their 3-D printing skills to create face shields for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s front-line staff.

Ten middle and high school students from Checkmate Robotics #12961, located in Kennesaw, Ga., made nearly 300 face shields that were distributed recently to Devereux team members at the organization’s Georgia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey centers.

“We raised funds to attend the 2020 FIRST Championship, a robotics world championship, in Houston in April. When it was canceled due to COVID-19, we knew we wanted to do something with those funds for our community,” the team said. “We’re a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team, and FIRST emphasizes giving back to those in need. We decided to use our skills to make 3-D printed face shields to help keep employees at Devereux and other local organizations safe and healthy during this pandemic.”

Devereux National Director of Development Antonia Allsman expressed her gratitude to the robotics team for their generous donation: “These talented and thoughtful students are demonstrating what it means to be servant leaders by putting the needs of others first. The high-quality face shields they created will be used to help protect our hard-working and dedicated team members as they continue to support the children, adolescents and adults in our care.”

Giving back while staying home

In addition to making face shields for Devereux’s front-line staff, the robotics team created face shields for Georgia hospitals and first responders. Team members, who own a total of five 3-D printers, say it takes about an hour to print two shields.  

“This is something fun we can do while staying home – it’s nice to come together as a team even though we can’t meet in person,” team members explained. “This is our way of giving back, and knowing that it makes a difference feels really good.”

Calling all 3-D printers and sewers …

If you are interested in helping supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Devereux team members, look below for videos and step-by-step instructions on how to make face shields, face masks and other life-saving PPE.

For more information on how you can help, join our PPE for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Facebook group, and follow PPE for Devereux on Instagram.

 

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