2 Towns Ready to Protect MidValley Businesses

2 Towns Ciderhouse in Corvallis is inviting businesses in the Mid-Willamette Valley to apply for their free personal protective equipment program. The program was created in response to the recent government ordered shutdown, and will help businesses keep costs down by providing products such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes free of charge.   

2 Towns recognizes the costs faced by many businesses as they are required to close and then try to reopen. The idea behind the program is to help businesses cut costs by making PPE readily available at no charge.   

2 Towns began production of hand sanitizer in May, and has been working steadily to help provide relief from PPE shortage facing many local businesses and residents. They have also been able to source additional supplies that can be hard to find, like sanitizing alcohol wipes.   

So far, 2 Towns has donated roughly 503 gallons of hand sanitizer to businesses, programs and community members who were in need. Lee Larsen, CEO and Co-Founder said in a press release Tuesday: “We know 2020 has been a rough year for everyone and [we] wanted to make sure to share some of the PPE supplies we have to help get the community back on their feet as safely as possible.”   

Businesses or individuals can apply for the 2 Towns PPE program by sending an email to handsanitizer@2townsciderhouse.com. They ask that you please include the business name, the main contact person, the number of employees and the estimated number of daily customers the business generates.   

They are currently unable, as a supplier, to donate to any businesses that have a liquor license, however, they encourage these businesses to apply anyway, as they are working with the OLCC to gain clearance to do this.  

“We know that working together is the best way we are all going to make it to the other side of this pandemic,” said Larsen. “And [we] want to continue to do our part.”  

You can learn more about 2 Towns Ciderhouse by visiting the website.  

By Kyra Young