CCHS, TCTC supplying essential equipment

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Colleton County High School and Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center faculty and staff members are doing their part to help protect first responders and law enforcement by donating and assembling needed equipment to those on the frontlines of Coronavirus response.

Julie Mundell of the Health Science Department at CCHS has collected and donated over 400 masks from the CCSD Health Sciences program to local law enforcement agencies. In addition, gloves are being collected from the TCTC Culinary Arts program and Health Science Department to provide protection to educators and medical/emergency personnel.

During the week of March 29 to April 4, TCTC faculty members Michael Fanchette (mechanical design program) and Scott Wheeler (Project Lead the Way pre-engineering program) are using the center’s 3-D printers to create more face masks, which will be donated to the Medical University Of South Carolina. These masks are compatible with replaceable filters, and can be sanitized and reused multiple times.

“The faculty and staff of CCHS and TCTC take great pride in being able to make these contributions during this challenging time, and all of us in the Colleton County School District thank them for their dedication to serving our Lowcountry region,” said Sean Gruber of the CCSD.

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