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Detroit FD receives 70,000 rolls of toilet paper

After news of lacking cleaning supplies surfaced, a local radio station asked Charmin for a donation

DETROIT — Charmin donated more than 70,000 rolls of toilet paper to Detroit firefighters after news broke in November that they were lacking essential cleaning supplies.

An 18-wheeler delivered the rolls to the Detroit Public Safety foundation Thursday. From there it will be distributed to city firehouses, according to Fox 2.

"It's sad it had to come to this. It's hard for people to understand when we talk about needing gear and equipment. But when it comes to basics and having to wipe your rear-end, that hits home," Firefighter Jim Plieth said.

The city previously blamed the toilet paper shortage on a vendor problem, but others disagreed, saying it was due to the city's financial problems.

A local radio station is reported to have contacted Charmin about coordinating the donation.

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