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SAN ANTONIO (April 2, 2020) — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, Rebecca Creek Distillery is donating thousands of bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizer to help the City’s first responders and the medical community. Rebecca Creek delivered the first shipment to the City on Tuesday, which included more than 1,000 375 ml bottles.
“It is incredible to see how our local businesses and entrepreneurs are stepping up to help during this crucial time,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “Rebecca Creek has always been committed to the community with a history of donating more than $1 million in monetary and in-kind support to local charities, and I thank them for their continued generosity.”
Rebecca Creek temporarily shifted their production operations to manufacture the hand sanitizer, which remains in high demand. The hand cleanser is 80% ethanol alcohol by volume. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends individuals use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to help avoid getting sick and transmitting germs to others.
“The San Antonio community helped us get our business off the ground and so we wanted to give back to them,” said Steve Ison, founder and owner of Rebecca Creek Distillery. “In these times, we all have to work together, because that’s the only way we are going to get through this crisis.”
The distiller will deliver a second shipment next week, bringing the total donation to 3,000 bottles.
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