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Now, more than ever, it is easy to spot the superheroes around us (from healthcare workers to essential workers who continue to put food on our tables). To celebrate National Superhero day, the eStreet.co team wanted to shine the spotlight on two superheroes in our midst!

Photo by Tina Swain

Dr. Jean Rabinowitz, DVM, Director of 4RFriends The Street Vets

Dr. Jean and the Street Vets team provide life saving care, basic supplies, focusing on the areas where intake to the shelters is highest, and where access to care is most limited.  They offer free clinics to the underserved in the community –– guided by principles of harm reduction and trauma informed care, and their medical protocols adhere to current best practices. Her team endeavors to practice cultural humility, remembering that we are guests in our clients’ communities.  They strive to build durable relationships based on mutual respect, reliability, and substantive responses to real needs.

What adaptations have been made during her state’s shelter-in-place mandate?

While public health recommendations have resulted in cancelling free clinics at this time, Dr Jean is still available on a case by case basis for emergencies. Her team is also working to distribute limited amounts of dog and cat food to distribution points around Sacramento to help serve unhoused pet owners in the area.

Greg Baughman, Owner and Distiller at Gold River Distillery

Greg Baughman is a father, husband, and has continued his sleepless schedule of working his existing full time job on top of a full time job at his distillery. To say he’s a hardworking family man is an understatement. Not only does he take the time to help others learn to brew and distill, but he also made the Gold Rive stills himself.

What has this super dad and businessman changed to help during this crisis? 

The Gold River Distillery stills, which normally distill the Wheelhouse line of craft vodka, gin, whiskeys and bourbon, have been transformed into a hand sanitizer production line. While making sanitizer has very little profit compared to the fine spirits usually produced here, Baughman believes it is important to provide the service to his community, and is using any profits to help pay his employees during these trying times.

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4RFriends The Street Vets

Gold River Distillery

Interested to see how eSt.co will be partnering with these superheroes in the future? Check back here soon!