The Mukilteo Police Department will collect needed personal goods to support victims of domestic violence during the month of October. In November, the items collected will be delivered to Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County for distribution.
On average, nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute in the United States. Recent data suggests that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some sort of domestic violence. The Mukilteo Police Department has a Domestic Violence Coordinator available to help domestic violence victims access support services and escape abusive situations.
The Mukilteo Police Department is collecting new items such as towels, clothing (all sizes), pajamas, socks underwear, coloring books, diapers, baby dolls, blankets, and toys for kids. Front office support staff personnel will happily accept new and originally packaged donations at the lobby of the Mukilteo Police Department, located at 10500 47th Place West, Mukilteo, WA 98275, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
“Unfortunately, many of our police calls for service are domestic violence related and many victims become displaced from their homes. They then need personal care products and non-perishable food items,” said Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang. “This effort will help ease the stress of a traumatic situation and provide relief that will allow victims to sustain themselves while recovering from domestic violence trauma.”
For more information about the Mukilteo Police Department contact Crime Prevention Officer Myron Travis at 425.263.8104 or by email.
Read Mayor Jennifer Gregerson’s Proclamation about October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month.