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DeWine Activates 300 Personnel from Ohio National Guard

They will assist with local food distribution

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced he signed a state active duty proclamation that will activate 300 personnel from the Ohio National Guard to assist in humanitarian efforts supporting the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Soldiers will support Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks at locations throughout the state.

"The action I’ve taken to activate the Ohio National Guard will provide support to our food pantries that are low on staff and need help getting food to some of our most vulnerable citizens,” said Gov. DeWine in a news release. “By looking out for our neighbors and following proper health safety guidelines, we will make it through this together.”

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