April 4, 2018

Clothing drive scheduled for victims of sexual assault

Ebony DeGrate-Graves
Edwards AFB, Calif.

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sexual Assault Response Office is hosting a clothing drive April 27 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Exchange lobby area.

Many victims of sexual assault submit to a forensic examination in hopes of collecting DNA and evidence of their alleged assailant. They must give up all clothing during the procedure. Any evidence found is helpful in the conviction of the alleged assailant. 

The Antelope Valley Forensic Services Unit, the office that performs the examinations locally, is in need of clothing items along with blankets and stuffed animals. They can only accept unisex plain-colored t-shirts with no logos, pictures or words. They need all sizes along with unisex slip-on pants such as sweatpants, jogging pants or scrub sets; again, with no logos or words. Any slightly worn or new items are appreciated.

Jeans, slacks ,trousers, blouses, or button-up shirts will not be accepted.

For more information contact Ebony DeGrate-Graves at 661-277-7272 or 661-277-4988.

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