RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – A local distillery is jumping into the sanitizer business during the COVID-19 pandemic as store shelves in our area are completely wiped out of disinfectant.
Jerrod Henry is a master distiller at Rio Grande Distillery.
Instead of making moonshine, he’s switching gears to make hand sanitizer.
The process to make hand sanitizer is very similar to making drinking alcohol, except the alcohol content is stronger to kill off bacteria and viruses.
Henry will be giving out free hand sanitizer to anyone in need.
“We’re happy to help anyone who wants to do their part for the community. It’s time for the community to pull together. I think no one needs to be ashamed of not having money, or if you can’t afford it or whatever. The thing right now is to pull together and make this work,” said Jerrod Henry of the Rio Grande Distillery.
Hand sanitizer will be available by this week, they are also asking for donations of raw material like sugar and aloe vera gel to help make the sanitizer.