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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Hand sanitizer is in high demand these days. 

It's especially important that medical workers and first responders have some at all times. 

A Milwaukee bar, shut down because of the pandemic, is turning into a supplier for local law enforcement officers. 

Freight 38 in Walker's Point is mixing up batches of homemade hand sanitizer for them.

Tuesday morning, a sheriff's deputy picked up dozens of bottles of what they're calling "Heroes Hand Sanitizer."

The deputy said the donation grew out of her friendship with one of the bar owners.

"I said hey, you know, I heard you're really good at making hand sanitizer," said Deputy Kristine Rodriguez. "Do you have any interest in making and donating anything for the Sheriff's Office? And he's like, let me get back to you. And like maybe minutes later he's like 'yeah, absolutely.'"

"I have another 100 going out today to the city, the police department," said Steven Westerhausen. "They ordered excessive amounts. They wanted to see if I could batch thousands, so we're gonna try."

Freight 38 could use some help paying for the materials to make the sanitizer. 

If you'd like to help, their GoFundMe page can be found here.

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