Kaiser and Chu Partner Up for the Community
El Monte, CA -Friday September 28, 2012 a press conference was held at the Garvey Center in El Monte to kick off a month-long collection drive to benefit survivors of domestic violence. Representative Judy Chu in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center and local women’s shelters were there to promote the collection drive, which is scheduled to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The drive will collect gently used women’s and children’s clothing, household cleaning products, toiletries, school supplies and used cell phones that will benefit domestic violence survivors served by shelters throughout Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.
The press conference included remarks by Rep. Chu; Maggie Pierce, Executive Director, John Bigley, MD, Area Medical Director – Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center;Gene Eng, Vice President of External Affairs, Verizon Wireless;and representatives from local shelters.
the month-long drive, scheduled to begin October 1 with collection sites at Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center located at 1011 Baldwin Park Blvd., and it’s medical offices in Diamond Bar, Montebello, San Dimas and West Covina. A day-long collection event will be held at Westfield West Covina on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participating groups such as Soroptimist Alhambra/San Gabriel/San Marino and Covina Woman’s Club Domestic Violence Action Coalition will also host additional sites. The press conference will also feature an appearance by a domestic violence survivor, who will be available for media interviews and will tell her inspiring story of recovery and hope.
All items collected from the collection drive will be donated to the Asian Pacific Women’s Shelter, Haven House, House of Ruth, San Gabriel Valley Center, and YWCA San Gabriel Valley- WINGS.