Virginia National Guard accepting donations, care packages for troops in Washington, DC

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The Guard initially rebuffed donations, but the Virginia Guard has offered to help out.
The Virginia National Guard has begun accepting donations of care packages for troops stationed in the nation's capital, according to reports.

Various states have deployed troops to Washington, D.C., in order to bolster defense following the riot at the U.S. Capitol. and in anticipation of further incidents in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Photos of troops stationed in the Capitol circulated on social media, showing hundreds of troops sleeping inside the Capitol building.

The photos prompted an initial outpouring of donations, with Americans trying to send money or "comfort items" to the service members,…
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