Misses Miscellany Survivors Fund
Organized by: Wendy Hansen
We did it!!!
July 19, 2016
Our Misses Miscellany blogging community is raising funds for supplies for Northern Utah Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, for the Forensic Exam Center in Weber County, Utah. We've recently learned by personal experience that the process of assisting a victim after an assault is long and uncomfortable. The meager amount of resources available are spent on medical equipment and absolute essentials. One of the most obvious needs are the small items the victim needs to wash up and have clothes to wear home, because the clinic keeps ALL clothing if it was worn during or after the assault. The exam center currently has only a small, beat-up box on the floor with a used hairbrush, lotion samples pulled from a magazine, hotel shampoo, etc. There are only about a dozen things in the box, surely not all the right items for even one woman to be able to clean herself up. A few things could add convenience and comfort to the waiting area (the process takes hours): cell phone charger, water, snacks, fewer spiders and less scary art on the wall. We want to help! We're asking for money donations for pest control, facility supplies and any other items we don't receive in our supply drive. If you prefer to donate items to the supply drive, we're picking up donations between Brigham City and Draper, Utah. Check our blog to find out what we need and how to arrange a pick-up: https://missesmiscellany.com/2016/06/09/to-the-survivors/ The NUSANE medical professionals are warm, patient, and supportive. They do their jobs well and offer every resource available to assist victims in having what is needed to go on in a healthy way. The interviews, visits, and exams are done professionally and with care for what the victim suffers. Thank you nurses of NUSANE and God bless you!