For Immediate Release – Free Hand Sanitizer Giveaway


(Fort Smith, AR – June 10, 2020) United Way of Fort Smith Area in partnership with Pernod Ricard will be giving away 6000, 8 ounce bottles of hand sanitizer to the public on Thursday, June 11th from 9am to 1pm at Kay Rodgers Park.

The entrance for the giveaway will be on Midland Boulevard in the back parking lot of Kay Rodgers Park in front of the Expo Center.  To enter, vehicles must be in the northbound lane (facing Van Buren) to continue normal traffic flow.

Fort Smith Police and Fire departments, along with Sebastian County Emergency Management will be onsite to assist with traffic flow. United Way volunteers will be on hand assisting with the giveaway. Social distance guidelines will be followed. The public is asked to stay in their cars and the volunteers will hand them the bottles of hand sanitizer. Each car will be allotted two bottles.

“United Way would like to thank Pernod Ricard for once again stepping up and providing hand sanitizer to the community. Melissa Hanesworth and her crew have been such a blessing to so many during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Eddie Lee Herndon, United Way President and CEO. “We would also like to extend our appreciation to Time Stripping, Inc. for their generous donation of traffic cones and other equipment that will be used to create an orderly process for vehicle traffic during the event”, Herndon added.

Address: Kay Rodgers Park, 4400 Midland Blvd., Fort Smith, AR 72904

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Date: Thursday, June 11th

For questions, contact the United Way of Fort Smith Area office at 479-782-1311.