The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in partnership with the Office of Governor Mike DeWine, has coordinated the distribution of over 20,000 bottles of soap to Community Action Agencies across Ohio. Thanks to a generous donation from Bath and Body Works, these soaps will be distributed across the state at food pantries, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and other vital locations to meet the needs of struggling Ohioans.

“Hygiene products have been in short supply due to the overwhelming demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Philip E. Cole, executive director of OACAA. “Governor DeWine’s office and Bath and Body Works were quick to respond, and we’re pleased to get these supplies into the hands of citizens to help flatten the curve and save lives in Ohio.”

Yesterday, agencies began picking up donations at Spartan Logistics in Columbus, Ohio, where over 150,000 soap bottles were delivered. We greatly appreciate the partnerships that have been built to bring needed supplies to our neighbors and communities during this pandemic. We are in this together, Ohio!

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