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U.S. distilleries, frustrated by sanitizer shortages, donate homemade hand sanitizers to those in need

Distilleries are using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer.

DURHAM, N.C. — Distilleries are putting their spirits to work to help fill the shortage of hand sanitizers due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Green Mountain Distillers is Morrisville, Vermont, is giving away a hand sanitizing solution and Durham Distillery in Durham, North Carolina, is donating one to hospitality colleagues, using high-proof alcohol and other ingredients. 

A Pennsylvania distillery owner grew so disgusted by the skyrocketing price of hand sanitizer online that he's also converted his operation.

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