Shout Out to Yankee Ingenuity in these Disjointed Times

Reblogger Brian England
Real Estate Agent with Arizona Focus Realty SA634540000

Lise Howe shows us a great example of the kinds of things people do in times of dismay.  It is always wonderful to see such kindness.

Original content by Lise Howe DC AB15253

Hand sanitizers have been missing from the shelves of the local grocery and pharmacy stores for several weeks now, depriving vulnerable populations of access to this important commodity.  Realizing that they could help fill that void, four Montgomery County distilleries, two wineries and one compounder pharmacist have abandoned making beverages and began making 85 percent proof alcohol that's needed for producing hand sanitizer.

The Montgomery County police officers and staff at the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation got the first batch of locally made hand sanitizer. The four area distilleries, two wineries and one compounder/pharmacist are working together to produce 300 gallons of hand sanitizer each week. The  county police, fire and rescue services, health and human services, department of correction and rehabilitation, county sheriff's office and Montgomery County Department of Transportation will be sharing in this new source of hand sanitizer.

This is a great story of people coming together to support Montgomery County's first responders and collectively protect county residents.  Department of General Services Chief Operating Officer Jamie Cooke said batches will be made every week and delivered to "public-facing" county employees.

Once the public facing county employees are protected,  the hand sanitizer product will be shared with local hospitals and other county organizations.

Participating distilleries are:

  • Twin Valley Distillers – Rockville, MD
  • MISCellaneous Distillery – Mt Airy, MD
  • McClintock Distillery – Frederick, MD
  • Lost Arc Distilling Company – Columbia, MD

Participating wineries are:

  • Black Ankle Vineyards – Mt Airy, MD
  • Windridge Vineyards – Darnestown, MD

Participating pharmacy is:

  • Vashan Compounding Pharmacy – Gaithersburg, MD

This is just one example of how people and businesses are working together to protect the public service sector and other people who are particularly vulnerable during this health crisis.  People across America are making similar contributions! Thanks!





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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Our brother-in-law in Virginia ( KO Distilling) is doing this too. Innovation is always in style, but right now it's a fabulous way to stay productive and contribute at the same time. Bravo. 

Mar 29, 2020 02:47 PM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Hurray for re-blogging this post by Lise Howe .  We need now more than ever as a nation to be the 6th man on the team (the fans the. audience) and cheer all those who are working their proverbial butts off.  That encouragement is what is most needed as opposed to the fanning of the. fear machine....A

Mar 29, 2020 02:57 PM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Brian England ,

love that you re-blogged this post from Lise Howe ! We definitely need to hear more of this and not all the doom and gloom! Being productive and making things better for others is so important right now

Mar 29, 2020 03:23 PM #3
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I love it when communities come together.  Thank you for sharing an uplifting and positive story.

Mar 29, 2020 04:58 PM #4
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

 Brian England - Thanks for the re-blgo! That was GREAT!!!

We have been out of hand sanitizer too!!!

Mar 30, 2020 06:40 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Brian, for sharing this reblog selection.

Mar 30, 2020 06:42 AM #6
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thank you so much for posting my blog again.  I really appreciate the vote of confidence! 

Mar 30, 2020 09:32 AM #7
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