Patriarch Distillers/Soldier Valley Spirits is a small craft distillery that has changed production over from spirit-based consumables to a hand sanitizer during the pandemic. They hope the hand cleaning application will help slow down the COVID- 19 virus.
Congressman Don Bacon Coordinates the Distribution
Patriarch Distillers contacted Congressman Don Bacon’s office for help with the distribution and delivery of the hand sanitizer. Heart-wrenching requests have been coming in daily and they needed help deciphering who should receive the much needed and limited supply.
That is where the First Responders Foundation comes in! Congressman Bacon contacted Al Batschelet, President and CEO of the Foundation and asked for the Foundation’s assistance. Al was happy to volunteer the assistance of the staff as the distribution of this urgently needed product is perfectly in line with the mission of the Foundation. The mission of the First Responders Foundation is not only to honor and respect first responders and their families but to enhance public safety.
Hand Sanitizer Delivered to the Omaha Fire Department
Congressman Don Bacon, Felix Ungerman, Congressman Bacon’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Jodi Teal, First Responders Foundation VP of Operations and Development, and Patriarch Distillers Inc. owner Jeff Hadden, and assistant Dave Young, had the pleasure of dropping off 58 gallons of hand sanitizer to the Omaha Fire Department this morning. Fire Chief Dan Olsen and Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick were at Fire Station #1 where they received the donation with appreciation. Mayor Jean Stothert, also in attendance, thanked Jeff Hadden for the contribution on behalf of the City of Omaha. Patriarch Distillers also thanks the numerous businesses that have helped make all of this possible.
The distillery has been running full strength to make as much hand sanitizer as possible. The batch that was delivered to the fire department took three days to make and was produced following the FDA’s specific guidelines. The guidelines limit ingredients to only those necessary for proper sanitization and do not include added skin or aroma enhancers. Those ingredients are; Glycerol, Ethanol, Hydrogen Peroxide and water, again per FDA guidelines.
Patriarch Distillers Distributing Hand Sanitizers To First Responders
The First Responders Foundation will logistically facilitate the distribution of the hand sanitizer. First Responders and Health Care workers in need of hand sanitizer are asked to do the following:
(Update on May 14th – all requests for hand sanitizer are now going directly to Patriarch Distillers. Please email David at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pickup instructions will be shared as soon as inventory is available. Phone calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours. Demand is high, and Patriarch Distillers is working as hard and as fast as possible.
The hand sanitizer pickup location is 12251 Cary Circle Unit 100 in La Vista. You will be asked for the validation code. Mary Rosenthal, V.P. of the First Responders Foundation will be assisting with delivery. These will be distributed in gallon jugs along with smaller containers to be filled. Please return the gallon jugs so they may be reused/recycled to Patriarch Distillers in LaVista, between the hours of 10 am-4 pm.
Patriarch Distillers Inc. is offering services and products free to the community and state. Donations to the First Responders Foundation are appreciated to support first responders in our area. If you would like to make a donation you may do so here: Donate Now.
Jeff Hadden owner of Patriarch Distillers reminds us that we are all in this together. He encourages everyone to “please respect people’s space and keep a six-foot buffer between one another. Please consider your words carefully to one another. The stresses of everyday life have increased during this pandemic. Please consider the almost forgotten way of “neighbor helping neighbor” and please stay kind to one another.”
Watch a Video on the Production of the Hand Sanitizer
For a video with more details on the production of the hand sanitizer, the distribution and the many extraordinary businesses that have come together to make this happen to click here
The First Responders Foundation and Patriarch Distillers thank all the local businesses for coming together to help our community heroes in need.
Please share this information with any first responders or health care organizations that need hand sanitizer.
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Patriarch Distillers/Soldier Valley Spirits is in the news – Omaha World Herald May 10, 2020