Middle West Spirits, The Columbus Foundation Partner on Sanitizer for First Responders
In response to COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic, alcohol distillery Middle West Spirits has moved from its typical production of whiskey, vodka and gin to produce hand sanitizer for first responders including EMS and shelter staff.
Middle West will make this transformation in its production capacity with help from The Columbus Foundation as part of its Emergency Response efforts. The foundation is 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,” said Douglas Kridler, president and CEO of The Columbus Foundation. “This partnership truly exemplifies the spirit of Columbus and what it means to support one another during times of peril.”
“We are inspired by seeing so many selfless acts around our community,” said Middle West Spirits co-owner and head distiller Ryan Lang. “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.”