United Way Distributes Hand Sanitizer to Nonprofits

United Way of Whitley & Kosciusko Counties formed in 2021 when the two organizations came together to meet local challenges better. United Way has a strong focus on children, mainly from birth-fifth grade, helping them overcome challenges and succeed in life.

Warsaw – United Way of Whitley & Kosciusko Counties distributed more than fifteen
pallets of hand sanitizer to local nonprofits in an effort to make sure every staff
member and client stays healthy. Malibu Wellness generously donated the sanitizer that was distributed. Thirty-seven local nonprofits were recipients of the

“When Malibu called and asked if they could donate, we expected a few
cases,” said Darren Bickel, United Way President. “When the truck showed up, it had
fifteen pallets. It was an overwhelming show of generosity.”

At the onset of COVID-19, Malibu Wellness switched gears to begin focusing on safe
and effective sanitizing solutions, creating liquid and gel hand sanitizers. Their hand sanitizer has helped non-profits, healthcare providers, and other industries maintain safe environments through continued outreach.

Though highly generous, the large delivery of hand sanitizer was more than United.
The way could manage alone. Nextremity Solutions jumped in to offer their warehouse space for storage and distribution.

“Nextremity Solutions believes in providing real support for community initiatives,” said David Temple, Executive Director.

“We are happy to have played a part in the success of United Way’s project. It plays right
into our cultural values, and we look forward to supporting the community as Medartis
in the future.”