With his business temporarily shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a local distillery owner decided to use his time and unique resources to produce an essential product for front line workers in the St. Louis community. David Weglarz, owner of StilL 630, makes WHO-recommended formulation hand sanitizer at his distillery. In addition to donating more than 100 gallons to the COVID-19 ICUs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, he has provided sanitizer for fire stations, the Deaconess Nurse Ministry and the Department of Anesthesiology at the School of Medicine.
He also sells it to the broader St. Louis community through the StilL 630 website (still630.com). “When you can do a little bit to help, it makes a bad situation a little more bearable,” Weglarz posted on Facebook. “And we take pride in helping real heroes like the fearless souls in the COVID-19 ICU unit.”