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National Guard reminds West Virginians: ‘We’re here to help’

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(WVVA) - The West Virginia National Guard continues to put boots on the ground in the Mountain State as the fight against COVID-19 continues.

On Tuesday, The Guard was able to deliver medical supplies -- including over 50,000 masks -- to hospitals state-wide. They are also helping to distribute food, most recently in Braxton and Greenbrier Counties.

But, the one thing they are not doing -- is enforcing martial law.

"Absolutely not, that is not the role of the National Guard," West Virginia National Guard State Public Affairs Officer Major Holly Nelson said. "What we're here to do is provide assistance to the citizens of West Virginia in times of need."

"The rumors that we're seeing on social media are just detracting from the good work that's being done," she continued. "That's not the role of the National Guard. We're here to help in whatever way possible."

For more information on the assistance the state National Guard is providing, you can visit their website.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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