Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation CEO and Owner Lou Kennedy has donated 50 liters of hand sanitizer to the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center.

In Cayce, Southern Essence Distilling, on Frink Street, donated more than 200 bottles for the City of Cayce's Public Safety Department.

"They don’t have a choice, they are out there protecting us all," a Southern Essence message reads.

In regard to the Nephron donation, Kennedy announced last week that the Food and Drug Administration had approved Nephron to produce hand sanitizer in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic. It was manufactured by the West Columbia company. 

“Our veterans and their families have sacrificed for us, and we could not be prouder to lend them a hand during this difficult time,” said Kennedy. “Americans are being challenged. We are coming together. I hope this spirit of community endures long after COVID19 passes.”

The City of Cayce sent a message to Southern Essence Distilling: "We are so thankful for our Cayce businesses. There is a serious shortage right now of hand sanitizer for emergency personnel. How cool is it that one of our local businesses, Southern Essence Distilling, is stepping in to be part of the solution?"

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation also develops and manufactures safe, affordable generic inhalation solutions and suspension products that can be used to treat symptoms of COVID19.

“Nephron employees are on the front lines of the response to COVID19,” said Kennedy. “They are standing shoulder to shoulder with health care professionals, and we are going to keep working around the clock to deliver life-saving respiratory medications across the country.”

The City of Cayce is also asking for donations of hand sanitizer. Find out more at the city's Facebook page: Click here for City of Cayce's Facebook page

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