Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to send aid to Ukraine

Mar 31, 2022, 7:30 PM

(Twitter photo / Doug Ducey)...

(Twitter photo / Doug Ducey)

(Twitter photo / Doug Ducey)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs is sending 9,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to Ukraine, according to office of Governor Doug Ducey.

The supplies include 874 bullet proof vests, 77 helmets, tactical clothing, footwear, pads and shields.

Eleven county, state and tribal law enforcement agencies — including the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office and Phoenix Police Department — donated the equipment to aid with the war effort.

“Our team coordinated with county and tribal emergency managers to collect law enforcement donations,” Allen Clark, director of the Division of Emergency Management within the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, said in a press release. “The emergency response community is proud to support Ukraine.”

Ukrainian Relief Group will transport the equipment, which is expected to arrive in the next two weeks, according to the release.

“Everyday citizens are risking their lives, fighting for their freedom, and deserve all the assistance we can give them,” Ducey said in the release.

There is a Ukrainian flag flying in front of the Arizona State Capitol.

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Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs to send aid to Ukraine