Weichert, Realtors® – CLA Provides Local Teachers with Humanity Shield™ Masks

— Evan Roeser
Agent Sarah Munigle and Broker/Owner Colleen McElmell.
Agent Sarah Munigle and Broker/Owner Colleen McElmell.

PRESCOTT, Ariz. / Mar. 10, 2021 – Some very important personal protective equipment (PPE) has made its way from Alaska to the teachers at the Prescott Unified School District in Arizona thanks to the sibling duo of Colleen McElmell and Hal Daugherty.

Daugherty, a local businessman in Juneau, Alaska, turned his canvas business into a PPE manufacturing facility in 2020 to help provide his community with the resources needed to stay safe during the pandemic. He went on to invent an important piece of PPE called the Humanity Shield™, which combines the respiratory droplet control of a mask and the visibility of a face shield.

As the product proved effective for many within his community, Daugherty then teamed up with his sister in Arizona to get the shields to the Prescott community.

McElmell, who is the broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – CLA in Prescott, and her team were able to distribute 50 Humanity Shields to the Prescott Unified School District for the teachers who are now back to in-class learning. The equipment allows the teachers’ faces to be seen by students, while the protective shroud along the bottom and sides of the shield also make them very breathable.

“We’re very grateful to be able to help out our local teachers during these tough times,” said McElmell. “They have gone to great lengths to continue providing great education to the students in Prescott, so we’re very happy to give back to these teachers and show our appreciation for all they do.”

Weichert, Realtors® – CLA is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves Yavapai County and surrounding areas.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – CLA, located at 1488 Sierry Peaks Drive in Prescott, contact Colleen McElmell at 866-662-9200 or visit

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