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PRESS RELEASE:The City of Jackson and Cathead Distillery Announce Free Hand Sanitizing Stations Around the City

Posted on March 30, 2020


(Jackson, MS) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba along with Richard Patrick, Co-founder of Cathead Distillery, announced FREE hand sanitizing stations for citizens to fill up their own containers while supplies last in the wake of COVID-19.

“Cathead Distillery has made the decision, seeing that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, to be supportive and to provide their resources to benefit the greater good. Cathead has produced nearly 42 tons of hand sanitizer that will be available for direct sale to entities like MEMA, Entergy, and MDOT. But they have gone further; beyond just producing sanitizer at a time where there is a shortage all across the globe. They have provided four dispensers that will be strategically located across the city,” said Mayor Lumumba during today’s press briefing.

The four hand sanitizing stations will operate beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 9:00 am –  5:00 pm while supplies last. The location of each station are as follows:

  • Wal-Mart Super Center – 2711 Greenway Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39204hand sanitizer
  • Corner Market – 1220 E. Northside Drive #330, Jackson, Mississippi 39211
  • Corner Market – 653 Duling Ave, Jackson, Mississippi 39216
  • Corner Market – 904 E. Fortification Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202

Co-founder of Cathead Distillery, Richard Patrick said that his team has been working non-stop to get out the product. “We learned eight days ago how to make hand sanitizer. Our team has been working tirelessly to service critical care such as hospitals, nursing homes, critical infrastructure businesses, and a lot of other businesses that are vital to our state and our local communities,” stated Patrick.

Again, the hand sanitizer is free for all citizens while supplies last. We ask that people bring their own container to fill, up to 12 ounces.

 The City of Jackson is continuing to ask everyone to practice social distancing during these trying times to #FlattenTheCurveJxn.




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