Black Band Distillery creates GoFundMe to raise money to make hand sanitizer


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Black Band Distillery has started a GoFundMe to get materials to make alcohol-based hand sanitizer to help combat COVID-19.

On the GoFundMe page, Black Band Distillery owner Christopher Ober said his goal is to provide sanitizer to those in need.

“As we all know, the demand for alcohol-based sanitizers is great, and our communities are experiencing extreme shortages. It is our goal to provide these vital products to those in need free of charge,” Ober said.

Black Band plans to prioritize donating to essential workers including healthcare officials, Police, and other first responders.

The distillery has raised more than $6,500 of the $20,000 goal. Those interested in donating can find their GoFundMe here.

Black Band Distillery was initially set to open to the public in March, before the COVID-19. It is located at 1000 SW Adams Street in Peoria’s Warehouse District.

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