Toronto, ON – When a local distillery converted part of their operation to producing hand sanitizer and disinfectant to fight the spread of germs and viruses, especially COVID-19, they were overwhelmed with requests. Andrew Kerr stepped up to help Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers distribute the sanitizer and disinfectants to healthcare professionals as well as microbreweries and take-out restaurants to help ensure safe access to food and beverages for the public.
“I have now repurposed my garage to become the ‘Toronto distribution centre’ for first responders/healthcare providers to pick up disinfectant/hand sanitizer that Dillon’s is producing,” says Andrew Kerr, a REALTOR® with Sutton Group – Old Mill Realty Inc.
“The first 25 cases I picked up, I actually drove around and delivered to 30-plus restaurants and microbreweries across the city from Etobicoke to East York. Once the CBC picked up the story and requests ramped up, Andrew “foresaw there being difficulties for some people to get to Lincoln to pick up directly from the distillery.” So, he offered distillery co-owner Geoff Dillon and front-of-house manager Whitney Rorison the option to rearrange his garage for distribution purposes and they agreed.
Andrew’s garage is a hub of activity scheduling deliveries and contactless pickups. He originally scheduled two official pickup dates during the first week on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and one pickup date the following Tuesday from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. “Of course that doesn’t always work for everyone’s schedule, so I’ve done what I can to accommodate, and have had people picking up every day, and have rescheduled other pickups for the remainder of the week and into the weekend.”
Sutton Group – Old Mill Realty Inc. wishes to thank Dillion’s Distillery, Andrew Kerr and all the other unnamed volunteers for helping our communities and first responders.
Multiple distilleries in Ontario have begun producing hand sanitizer. Some are giving the product away and others are selling it with proceeds donated to local food banks.
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