Rotary collects personal care items, clothes for sexual assault victims

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 October 2018 at 10:07 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Members of the Albion Interact Club joined the Albion Rotary Club on Thursday in filling about 100 bags with personal care items. These Interact members include, from left, Susan He, Trinity Allen and Avalina Hand.

They joined Rotarians in filling the bags that are going to Medina Memorial Hospital. The Rotary Club also will be giving new shirts, sweatpants and underwear for the hospital to give to sexual assault victims. Those victims often have their clothing taken to be used as evidence.

The hospital sees about 50 sexual assault victims – females and males – each year at the emergency room.

Sometimes the hospital has to give them gowns or surgical scrubs because there aren’t other clothes available.

Cindy Perry and Jessica Downey from Community Partners at Orleans Community Health will deliver the personal care items to the hospital. Pictured, from left, include: Cindy Perry, director of outreach, education and marketing at Community Partners; Michael Bonnewell, Albion Central School superintendent and a Rotarian; Jessica Downey, health educator with Community Partners; and Trinity Allen, Avalina Hand and Susan He, members of the school’s Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Rotary Club.

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