ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Michigan National Guard is expanding its support during the coronavirus crisis by serving at Forgotten Harvest Food Bank in Royal Oak beginning April 6, according to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office.
“This is an example of how the men and women of the Michigan National Guard are helping their communities,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “They are assisting Michiganders all across this state in response to COVID-19, and I am very proud of their professionalism and commitment.”
According to the governor's office, 10 airmen from the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base will be serving at the Royal Oak Forgotten Harvest, and that will last through the end of April. Already, National Guard members in Michigan have been serving at food banks in Comstock Park, Ann Arbor, Pontiac and Flint.
Since March 18, nearly 450 National Guard members have been called to active service to aid Michigan during the coronavirus pandemic. They have served across nine counties in the state.
“The Michigan National Guard strives to be part of the fabric of every Michigan community,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, Adjutant General of the Michigan National Guard and Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “Members of the Michigan National Guard live in every county of this state, and we care deeply about supporting our communities as we all respond to COVID-19.”