PHOENIX — A former nurse turned mother of four children saw the need for hand sanitizer in her community and decided to do something about it.
With hand sanitizer going like liquid gold right now, Trish Moran said she noted that many Arizonans just like her, needed a refill but were unable to find any hand sanitizer for sale.
"It made me angry to see that people would try to take advantage of others in a time like this," said Moran.
A quick search on Amazon revealed one gallon bottles of hand sanitizer being sold for between $60-$70. At other big box retailers where they only sold hand sanitizer by ounces, most said "out of stock".
Moran said she saw the need and partnered up with her husband Timothy Moran and a handful of local companies to produce giant jugs of hand sanitizer.
Along with Tempe-based Phat Scooters and Scottsdale based PurMD, the group reached out to a small family based whiskey distillery in Houston, Texas.
The Arizona companies purchased 60,000 gallons of liquid hand sanitizer from the Houston distillery to make it available to the public at pre-COVID-19 prices of $0.37/ounce. They also agreed to give nearly 15% of hand sanitizer sales to Arizona schools, disabled veterans and nonprofit organizations.
They are selling one gallon of hand sanitizer for $46. It is less if you buy them by the base.
For a list of how to order and where to purchase the hand sanitizers you can visit the group's events page HERE.