Good News Roundup

We could all use some good news, so here’s a roundup of feel-good stories about people in the Charleston area finding ways to contribute during this unprecedented time.

April 7, 2020

Mountain State Distillery is helping fight COVID-19. This small distillery in downtown Charleston is making hand sanitizer. Owner Jeff Arthur told WOWK-TV “there’s a lot of medical folks, nursing homes, the post office, the city, the first responders, those folks have a desperate need for it.” Read more about Mountain State Distillery’s efforts.

The Maker’s Center on Charleston’s West Side is using a 3D printer to create face shields for area doctors and nurses and pressure relief straps for those with cloth masks. Get the full story here.

April 3, 2020

Trivillian’s, a restaurant well known for its hot dogs and old-time soda fountain atmosphere, also is a compounding pharmacy. This Kanawha City establishment can manufacture hand sanitizer for healthcare workers, businesses and the public. Read the Charleston Gazette-Mail article.

On the other end of the production scale, Dow’s Union Carbide subsidiary in South Charleston is producing industrial scale quantities of hand sanitizer. The sanitizer will be distributed by the West Virginia National Guard to health care workers and first responders across the state. Read the Charleston Gazette-Mail article.

Door-to-door Girl Scout cookie sales certainly took a hit this year. Ever resourceful, the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council is helping girls sell cookies and bring these sweet treats to local nonprofits, health professionals and first responders. Click here for information about purchasing cookies for COVID-19 frontline personnel. You also can purchase cookies for yourself and have them delivered to your front door.

The West Virginia Power thanks essential personnel with free tickets.

The West Virginia Power is giving a free ticket for an upcoming baseball game to everyone out there working right now – all you essential employees – keeping the outside world running as the rest of us work from home. Fill out the form and the Power will email your ticket voucher.

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