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Rotary clubs donate clothing, toiletries to Medina Memorial

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 September 2018 at 5:52 pm

Items will be given to sexual assault victims

Photo by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – The Medina and Albion Rotary clubs today donated toiletries and new clothing to Medina Memorial Hospital with the items to be given to sexual assault victims. Those victims often have their clothing taken to be used as evidence.

The Rotary clubs are given new shirts, sweatpants and underwear to the hospital, which sees about 50 sexual assault victims each year at the emergency room. Rotary is also giving 100 bags with toiletries for showers.

Pictured from left include Medina Rotary President Carl Tuohey, Albion Rotary President Karen Sawicz, Medina Memorial ER director Kaitlyn Miller, and Medina Rotarian Edee Hoffmeister. They are pictured at Fitzgibbons Public House in Medina, where the Rotary Club held its lunch meeting today.

Miller, the ER director at Medina Memorial, said the donations will help females and males who have been victims of sexual assault. Sometimes the hospital has to give them gowns or surgical scrubs because they aren’t other clothes available.

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