National Guard asks people to please stop attempting to provide it donations, after images of National Guardsmen sleeping on the floor of the Capitol spread on social media
- The National Guard stated Wednesday that it is not capable of accepting contributions.
- The declaration came after some were moved to donate after seeing photos of National Guard members sleeping on the floor of the US Capitol.
- The National Guard guaranteed the general public that its members have appropriate sleeping quarters.
Members of the US National Guard were seen Wednesday sleeping on the floors of the US Capitol, but that does not mean they lack proper sleeping quarters or otherwise assist from members of the public.
” While we appreciate the many deals and individuals who care about our soldiers and airmen, we are not logistically able to accept donations of any kind,” the National Guard said in a declaration.
Thousands of National Guard members are currently in Washington, DC, to avoid a repeat of the January 6 insurrection and any outbreaks of violence throughout President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
In reaction to newspaper article about soldiers laying on the flooring of the Capitol, some were relocated to act, thinking a cold, tough flooring was to be their only break.
— Brian Bartlett (@BrianBartlett) January 13, 2021
Brian Bartlett, a Republican interactions strategist, raised more than $3,000 on GoFundMe to purchase sleeping pads “so they can get a decent rest as they protect our democracy!”
But the National Guard quickly clarified: “please understand our National Guardsmen have suitable lodging for when they are off-duty; the photos distributing are of them on-duty, in a designated rest area in between shifts.”
In an upgrade, Bartlett informed advocates he would be returning the sleeping pads he purchased “and asking GoFundMe to reimburse all donations.”
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