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Three Rivers Distilling Company is helping the community by donating hand sanitizer

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In this unprecedented time, hand sanitzer is being nickname "liquid gold". It's been hard to come across in stores. Thankfully a distillery in Fort Wayne is taking on the challenge by making it themselves.

Three Rivers Distilling Company had been recieving texts and emails about their crew possibly making hand sanitzer. They began to research the legalites and the regulations about making the product.

We spoke with the president of Three Rivers Distillery Company, Marla Schneider, and she told us that making the hand sanitzer was a way for the company to give back.

"It's something that we wanted to do as an outreach to our community. We knew that there were people in need like shelters, care centers and hospitals, so it's something that we can provide, that most others can't in the community.

She says it's not difficult to make hand sanitzer. The biggest challenge is sourcing the dispensing bottles and accessing the inactive ingredients that are necessary to mix with 80% ethyl alcohol. However, they are working non-stop to make this happen.

Thankfully, with the help of other local businesses providing those needed ingredients, Three Rivers Distilling Company has been able to make dozens of gallons of hand sanitizer already.

If your company of business is need of sanitzer, you can contact the distilling company directly. You can also show your support and say thank you by purchasing bottles or carry-out from the restaurant.

This is being done entirely as charitable donations and every little bit in return will help keep them operational as they help local communities.

Tony Betton Jr.

Tony Betton Jr. is the ABC21 weekend morning anchor/producer and serves as a multimedia journalist during the week. He is an Atlanta native and Georgia State University graduate. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter (@TonyBettonJrTV) and on Facebook (@TonyBettonJrNews).

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