Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Rodney Davis (R-3)
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) has teamed up with the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association to deliver hand sanitizer to local first responders and public health departments in Christian and Montgomery counties. In total they delivered 12 gallons of ethanol-based hand sanitizer manufactured by Marquis Energy in Hennepin, IL.
The hand sanitizer was delivered on Tuesday, April 28th to the Christian County Sheriff’s Office and the Christian-Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency(photos below). Next week more hand sanitizer will be delivered to the Macoupin County Health Department in Carlinville, IL.
Christian County Sheriff’s Office: 4 gallons
The hand sanitizer will be distributed by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office to local first responders.
Christian-Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency: 8 gallons
The hand sanitizer will be distributed to first responders and public health departments by the Christian-Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency.
“I am glad to be able to team up with IL Corn Growers and IL Soybean Association to deliver much needed hand sanitizer to local first responders and public health departments,”said Davis.“The coronavirus pandemic requires us all to come together as a community to help those serving us.”
“Hand sanitizer has been hard to come by during the coronavirus pandemic and my deputies and other police departments in the county are glad to have this donation,”said Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp.“I want to thank the IL Corn Growers Association, IL Soybean Association, and Congressman Davis for making this happen.”
“The IL Corn Growers and IL Soybean Association are pleased to be able to provide hand sanitizer made from Illinois corn and soybeans to our first responders and public health officials in Christian and Montgomery counties. I appreciate Congressman Davis teaming up with us to make sure this locally grown product gets to our friends and neighbors on the frontlines,”said Leon Corzine, past president of the National Corn Growers Association and Assumption farmer.“Using ethanol-based sanitizer also supports our Illinois farmers and ethanol producers by giving them a market for their product during the COVID-19 pandemic.”