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Innovative distilling process provides unique opportunity to get sanitizer in hands of all EMS and shelters in Franklin County
COLUMBUS, OH (March 19, 2020)—In an inventive response to the current health crisis, local spirits producer Middle West Spirits has diverged from its usual production of alcohol to produce hand sanitizer for frontline responders, including EMS and shelter staff.
“We are inspired by seeing so many selfless acts around our community,” said Ryan Lang, co-owner and head distiller of Middle West Spirits. “We join others in our industry and in our community in thinking about ways we can help. The Foundation has long been a great supporter of ours, and we are thrilled to know that, thanks to their help, we can move now to help protect those who so deserve protection from this virus.”
As part of its Emergency Response efforts, The Columbus Foundation is helping Middle West make this transformation in its production capacity by committing to purchase the first $50,000 of sanitizer to equip local EMS operations and homeless shelters.
“It is during times such as these that the true character of a community comes to light. This partnership truly exemplifies the spirit of Columbus and what it means to support one another during times of peril. We thank Middle West for their commitment to the well-being of our residents and frontline responders.”
DOUGLAS F. KRIDLER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE COLUMBUS FOUNDATION
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