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Masks, gloves, plastic face shields, and gowns, known as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), were delivered today by the National Guard, according to Vickie K. Smith, Bladen County Department of Social Services.

Bladen County Emergency Management Director, Nathan Dowless explained in March the need for the PPE in the county. Dowless told the Bladen County Board of Commissioners he had ordered PPE from the state.

Today, some of the needed supplies were delivered thanks to the National Guard and the State of North Carolina.