KENILWORTH, NJ - Rich Bentrewicz, co-founder and owner of Tree City Spirits is taking a philanthropic lead to the current Coronavirus pandemic. He has been making his very own Tree City hand sanitizer and donating it to first responders and health care providers. Tom Deangelis, who is a firefighter for the Kenilworth Department and Rescue Squad, recently came to Tree City to pick up 75 four-ounce bottles for the police and fire department. Deangelis extremely grateful for the donation stated, “we are so thankful to have a local business help us at a time of need."

At the moment Tree City is selling vodka for pick up and waiting for clarification about delivery. Hand sanitizer is available for pick-up and delivery and a four-ounce bottle is being sold for six dollars each. Bentrewicz has volunteers helping to fill and put labels on the bottles. He affirmed, “it has not been easy to get packaging but luckily Brad-Pak Enterprises out of Garwood helped provide four-ounce bottles and spray and Weaver Printing from Cranford for printing labels.” Bentrewicz is working vigorously making up to 800 bottles per day and donating 50% of the products. “I’m trying to help out as many people as I possibly can.”

Tree City Distillery is located at 835 Fairfield Avenue. If you would like to make a donation please contact Rich at treecityspirits@gmail.com.