Okanagan Spirits' latest sanitizer gift going to Kamloops

More hand sani for heroes

Vernon's Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery is at it again.

Giving hand sanitizer to health-care workers, that is.

Jeremie Dyck says the company with locations in Vernon and Kelowna has now donated close to 30,000 bottles of sanitizer free of charge to frontline and support workers throughout the region. 

The much-needed product during the COVID-19 pandemic has been delivered to staff at Kelowna General Hospital, Vernon Jubilee Hospital and several Interior Health outreach programs.

Now, its latest shipment will be to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on Friday.

"(We) will be giving another 2,000 bottles to supply each staff member at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and their entire community health regional outreach programs with their own personal bottles," Dyck said in an email.

Vernon's Speedpro Signs has donated the labels for the sanitizer, and Dyck says they are sourcing bottles of all shapes in as large a volume as they can find, as they are in limited supply.

The effort is funded by sales of Okanagan Spirits' gins, whiskies and vodkas, which can be ordered online for home delivery and curbside pick up. A bottle of sanitizer is included with every purchase.

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