Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann (center) and Dr. Thomas Dobbs of MSDH (second from right) stopped by
Cathead Distillery for a socially-distanced “thank you”.

Cathead Distillery, who briefly pivoted operations to produce hand sanitizer last year in response to the pandemic, recently donated a large supply of sanitizer to the Mississippi State Department of Health to be utilized in aid of the state’s efforts to combat the virus and protect the community amongst the ongoing public health crisis.

The stockpile consisted of over 90,000 bottles and 250,000 packets of hand sanitizer supplies.

In the spring of 2020, Cathead provided Comfort & Mercy sanitizer for essential businesses, including the Mississippi Hospital Association, Department of Transportation, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and Entergy. The distillery also partnered with local governments across the state to provide more than 50,000 bottles of free hand sanitizer to Mississippians in 2020.

“Even as the state rolls out vaccinations, there continues to be a critical need for hand sanitizer in our community and throughout Mississippi,” said Richard Patrick, Co-Founder of Cathead Distillery. “Comfort & Mercy is our way of contributing to the ongoing crisis and we’re humbled by the opportunity to help keep folks safe and healthy.”

“Cathead Distillery, a truly Mississippi company, redirected their own business model to produce hundreds of thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer during the pandemic,” said Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann. “They donated thousands of those bottles to the state for their fellow citizens. We are all thankful for their generosity.”

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