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11 June 2020

HACC Student Makes Face Shields for Frontline Workers

This story is part of our “HACC Heroes” series. We recognize the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our communities. During this challenging time, we want to thank and recognize some of the many HACC employees, students and others who are making a difference. The hero of this story is Jake Grim, a HACC student.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Jake Grim, a student enrolled in the Business Administration Program at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, wanted to give back to his community during the global coronavirus pandemic. Grim has made over 800 face shields and distributed them to organizations within the community. 
“It’s important to me to ensure that those working on the frontline of this worldwide pandemic stay safe,” said Grim. “The most difficult challenge for me was obtaining the required materials to assemble the face shields. I spoke with 15 different companies across the United States to get foam and plastic.”
Please watch Grim’s video to learn more about his journey. 
HACC’s response to the global pandemic made these challenging times a little easier to bear. “HACC stepped up to the plate,” said Grim of his experience with transitioning to remote learning. “I am impressed with how well they’ve done.” 
HACC is proud of Grim’s selfless work to help his fellow community members. We are proud to call him a HACC Hawk.
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