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Reps. Judy Chu and Grace Napolitano Culminate Annual Domestic Violence Campaign

Event Features Testimony from a Domestic Violence Survivor and Concluded Month-long Collection Drive

Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 11:44 am

Congresswomen Judy Chu (CA-27) and Grace Napolitano (CA-32) hosted a press conference today to conclude the Annual Domestic Violence Campaign. Reps. Chu and Napolitano released the following statements:

“For the past 11 years, the domestic violence collection drive has been an opportunity for the San Gabriel Valley to provide physical and emotional support to hundreds of victims. Thanks to the tremendous support from the community, this year’s drive has been our most successful yet, bringing in a record 160 bags of donations and counting.,” said Rep. Chu. “But although Domestic Violence Awareness Month is ending, our efforts will not. I am committed to working in Washington and here at home to making support for victims of domestic violence a national priority.”

“The record number of donations collected and critical awareness raised makes this year’s Domestic Violence Campaign a great success,” said Rep. Napolitano. “As we seek to end domestic violence, we express our gratitude to all of the area shelters who continue to deliver much needed care to victims and their families. The compassion and generosity of our San Gabriel Valley community goes a long way in letting those suffering know we support and care for them. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s collection drive and for standing with survivors of domestic violence in our region and across the nation.”

The Annual Domestic Violence Campaign, started on October 1st in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, was a month-long collection drive to benefit survivors of domestic violence. As part of the campaign, members of the community were encouraged to donate gently used women’s and children’s clothing, household cleaning products, toiletries, and school supplies to go to benefit domestic violence survivors served by shelters throughout Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. The Drive also included a Day of Pampering for women from shelters which included free skin care products, flowers, and hair and nail services.

This year’s partners included: Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, Alhambra Beauty College, Verizon Wireless, Gingi Skincare, Inc., American Artists Research Institute, Glendora Florist, Paulette Hastings, the City of San Gabriel, Wells Fargo and the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs, City of Alhambra, Arcadia Women’s Club, the City of Monrovia, City of Monterey Park, City of Rosemead, City of San Marino, City of Sierra Madre, City of South Pasadena, City of Upland and the Quality of Life Center

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