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Virginia brewers, distillers, and distributors band together in hand sanitizer effort

Posted at 5:51 PM, Apr 29, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- Alcohol producers and distributors from across the Commonwealth are banding together in a unified effort to produce and distribute hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Virginia Distillers Association, Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association, Virginia Association of Cider Makers, Virginia Wineries Association, and the Virginia Manufacturers Association, with their respective memberships are now working together to streamline distribution efforts.

Working cooperatively, the group will now be able to assist in locating materials and funding as well as share collective knowledge so that producers can operate more efficiently and stay out of "the red"

The consortium will manage the process completely and ensure that the sanitizer reaches those who need it most. One key component of this initiative, according to the consortium, is integrating the approach into Virginia's supply chain and emergency response system to provide bulk quantities to those who need it the most.

The public can assist by donating to support providing free hand sanitizer by texting the keyword "Heroes2" to 71777 or contacting the group through the website: public or businesses can donate services such as transportation, volunteers or supplies such as bottles container, etc. through the donation link at: