Reps. Napolitano and Chu, and Kaiser Permanente BaldwinPark Celebrate Successful 10th Annual Domestic Violence Collection Drive
by Maria Lengerke Herrington
December 4, 2013 • 324 views
Congresswomen Judy Chu (D-CA 27) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA 32), in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, hosted a press conference announcing the results of the 10th Annual Domestic Violence Campaign Collection Drive.
The drive, which coincided with Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, collected over one hundred and ten 33-gallon bags full of women’s and children’s clothing, toiletry items, and other donations that were distributed to victims at shelters throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
“Victims of domestic violence often experience emotional and psychological trauma, which can lead to serious mental health issues,” said Rep. Napolitano. “We must do more as a community to prevent domestic violence, but it is also critical that we ensure mental health resources as well as physical treatments are available for those who need them most. I thank Congresswoman Chu and Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park for their continued dedication to aiding victims of domestic violence.”
“Domestic violence affects every community, and people of all ethnicities and walks of life,” said Rep. Chu. “As a State Assemblywoman in 2003, I joined forces with Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park to hold these Domestic Violence Awareness Collection Drives, and for ten years we have been helping victims as they overcome their physical and emotional scars. This year has been a great success, and I thank Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park, Congresswoman Napolitano and all of our great partners for helping us support those most in need.”