Austin pharmacies donate hand sanitizer, N95 masks to Austin-area first responders

( Martin’s Wellness Pharmacies )

Two Austin pharmacies have donated hand sanitizer and N95 masks to Austin-area first responders to help with the COVID-19 outbreak response.

Lamar Plaza Drug Store and sister store Dripping Springs Pharmacy have worked to help provide high-quality hand sanitizer for those on the front lines. Dripping Springs Pharmacy also sourced and donated N95 masks to Hays County EMS.

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“Our intention and goal as a local pharmacy is to help lessen the possible impact of this virus on our community. Recently there has been a surge in demand for personal protective equipment such as hand sanitizer and N95 masks”, said Dorinda Martin, Pharmacist and co-owner of Martin’s Wellness Pharmacies. "By supplying those who are protecting us with our custom made hand sanitizer, we hope to mitigate shortages of some of these products while aiding in the protection, health, and well-being of individuals within the Central Texas community."

Lamar Plaza Drug Store prepared and donated almost 200 bottles of hand sanitizer to the Austin Police Department and Lake Travis Fire Department.

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“As essential businesses, our pharmacy teams are on the front lines to help the public in any way we can, including getting creative in our labs and compounding hand sanitizer from scratch," compounding lab manager and partner Ashley Nolan said. "We were even able to support other local businesses by purchasing most of the grain alcohol needed to make sanitizer from neighborhood liquor stores."

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