WCPS Accepts Donation of 2,500 Face Shields

WCPS Accepts Donation of 2,500 Face Shields
Posted on 09/30/2020
Newark, MD, September 30, 2020– This week, Worcester County Public Schools generously accepted 2,500 face shields from Pocomoke City-based manufacturer Hardwire, LLC.

As school systems across the nation wrestle with providing students, faculty, and staff with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), Worcester County Public Schools was thrilled to receive an in-kind donation from local manufacturer, Hardwire, LLC, of 2,500 face shields to be dispersed among the county’s fourteen schools and Board of Education facilities. 

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity shown by local business leaders George and Emily Tunis in this critical area for schools,” Superintendent Lou Taylor said. “During these uncertain times, we are grateful to be able to rely on our community partners to assist us in offering our students and employees this added layer of protection.”

The lightweight face shields also provide protection for those individuals for whom wearing a mask is contraindicated due to health conditions. 

“The safety of students and teachers in our local community is extremely important to us.  Hardwire is proud to take a proactive role in providing safety and peace of mind to Worcester County,” said George Tunis, CEO of Hardwire. “We applaud Worcester County for its leadership in ensuring the protection of all staff and students amid this global pandemic.”       

Worcester County Public Schools is a high-achieving, rural public school system on the eastern shore of Maryland. The school system serves approximately 6,700 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade at 12 community-based schools, with two schools serving the entire county: Worcester Technical High School and Cedar Chapel Special School. For more information, please visit www.worcesterk12.org.

Hardwire, LLC is a leading developer and supplier of advanced armor systems for military, law enforcement, homeland security, and public facility applications. Hardwire is located in Pocomoke City, Maryland. For more information, visit: www.hardwirellc.com. 



If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Carrie N. Sterrs at 410.632.5092 or email at cnsterrs@worcesterk12.org. For more detailed information on the face shields or other products from Hardwire, LLC, please contact Emily Tunis at 410.957.3669 or email at Emily.tunis@hardwirellc.com.