Waterloo, IA – According to the state officials, the donations are excess equipment from the Iowa Department of Public Safety and 18 other law enforcement agencies across the state.
Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement:
“Like all Iowans, I have been horrified by the devastation and innocent life lost at the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine.
Iowans from across the state have expressed their solidarity with the brave people of Ukraine as they courageously defend their country and fight for their freedom. Our donation of helmets and vests is one small way we can show that Iowa stands with them.”
The State of Iowa is working with the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago to facilitate the collection, coordination, and shipment of the items to Ukraine.
This story will be updated as new information become available.