By Charla Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
During these crazy, hectic times it brightens spirits to see local establishments doing their part to help out and give back to the community. Ugly Dog Distillery is doing just that. Since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Ugly Dog Distillery in Chelsea has switched their distillery operations to produce hand sanitizer which they are providing to the community.
Manager of the Ugly Dog Distillery Rob Mida said the idea to begin producing hand sanitizer came from seeing the need on a national level for supplies and wanted to do something to fill this need in the community. “Many craft distilleries around the country are repurposing their facilities to fulfill the need for necessary supplies. We are doing it because we want to give back to our community that we think of as our family. We have a niche skill set and resources that are very important right now,” Mida stated.
Mida said the transition to switch to sanitizer was actually a smooth one. “We have experienced a smooth transition with our biggest challenge being meeting the supply and demand for the FDA approved hand sanitizer that we are producing at our distillery in Chelsea. We are working with local and nationwide partners to get the supplies we need to continue to produce sanitizer for our community, first responders, healthcare facilities and essential businesses. We can’t thank the community enough for all of the support. Our staff is working hard to fulfill orders and support the community. We are thankful for all of the donations to continue ordering supplies and produce hand sanitizer.”
Mida stated that the main point behind it all is supporting the community. “Our mission is to give back to the community and to do our best as a small business to provide the supplies we can during this critical time for our country. We are working 7 days a week to provide a product that is necessary and we have the facility, resources, partnerships and the supply chain to support our community. We greatly appreciate all of the local support and donations from businesses and our valued customers who we consider friends and family.”
Follow Ugly Dog Distillery on Facebook at facebook.com/UglyDogDistillery for updates and continued information. Ugly Dog Distillery is located at 218 South Main Street in Chelsea. They are now open Monday-Friday from 2pm to 8pm and Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. They will be passing out 375ml bottles of their hand sanitizer every day for free, one per person.