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Local Distillery Donates Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer has still been in short supply, even for those with the potential for more frequent and regular contact with people infected with the coronavirus. So in Nevada County, South Fork Distillery founder Dan Kennerson says they’ve joined the growing trend of other similar companies across the country in converting their products…

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At least 10 pounds has been made for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Kennerson says they’d also learned that first responders were out, so they’ve also donated hand sanitizer to fire personnel and paramedics and will soon also be manufacturing a batch for the police and sheriff’s departments…

click to listen to Dan Kennerson

Kennerson says they wanted to use aloe as the moisturizing and thickening ingredient, but none could be found locally. So they ended up substituting with vegetable-based glycerin, which does the same job. Containers, especially bottles, were also in short supply. But he says community donations have helped.

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