Jacksonville-based home care company making face shields to donate to UF Health

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First Coast Home Pros started manufacturing face shields to help meet the need of health care workers


First Coast Home Pros Makes Face Shields for Health Care Workers

“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.

First Coast Home Pros (https://www.firstcoasthomepros.com/), Jacksonville’s premier full-service specialized home services company, has started making face shields to help health care workers on the front lines. First Coast Home Pros is donating all the masks to UF Health Jacksonville.

“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.”

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.

“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.”

First Coast Home Pros expects to make at least 650 face shields to donate to UF Health. They hope to deliver the face shields the week of April 13. First Coast Home Pros 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.

“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.”

About First Coast Home Pros
First Coast Home Pros is Northeast Florida’s only full-service specialized home services company offering maid services, window cleaning, pressure washing, roof and gutter cleaning, air duct and dryer vent cleaning as well as carpet, rug, tile and upholstery cleaning in addition to handyman services, screed enclosure repair and more. First Coast Home Pros employs highly trained professionals and takes pride in offering unsurpassed service. More information about First Coast Home Pros is available at https://www.firstcoasthomepros.com/.

About UF Health
UF Health Jacksonville (https://ufhealthjax.org/) is a private, not-for-profit hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health campuses in Jacksonville and Gainesville. In Jacksonville, UF Health includes University of Florida faculty, residents and fellows within the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, who team up with outstanding caregivers and other employees to provide state-of-the-art services at two hospitals and more than 60 primary care and specialty practices throughout northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. This academic health center’s mission is to heal, to comfort, to educate and to discover in an environment where exemplary medical care is complemented by outstanding service.

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