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OhioHealth gives back to the community after the community helped them

A spokesperson for OhioHealth says the community rallied together donating more than 1.1 million items to their local hospitals.

On Wednesday, OhioHealth gave back to the community who gave to them when COVID-19 hit the hardest.

A spokesperson for OhioHealth says the community rallied together donating more than 1.1 million items to their local hospitals. The items included masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.

“We felt so unbelievably grateful to the people who donated to OhioHealth when we were in need” OhioHealth Shawna Davis said.

Shawna Davis with OhioHealth said that nearly 90% of the items donated by the community were used.

Today, OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels Unit and OhioHealth volunteers passed out care packages in a “drive-thru” giveaway.

The 400 prepares care packages included replenished supplies.

The giveaway was scheduled with the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.

They planned on giving back more than 100,000 items.

“This is our mission and action our mission is to improve those who we serve and find a way to help those most in need,” Davis said.

In a couple of weeks, Davis said they plan to be at three dedicated senior medical centers. It is a partnership between OhioHealth and ChenMed.

OhioHealth is working with organizations in Central Ohio as well as outside of Central Ohio.