Organizers said that since a sexual assault victim's clothing is kept for evidence after an attack, it is important to have clothing and care kits available.
Three city of Deming employees are participating in the four-month Southwest Leadership Training program... and the program is partnering with Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services to collect donations of clothing and travel-sized toiletries for victims.
A drop box has been set up at Marshall Memorial Library to collect sweatshirts, t-shirts, underwear, sweatpants, socks, sandals and travel-size toiletries. Clothing sizes needed range from small to extra-large.
Deming's drop box will be merged with other community donations next Wednesday, April 11th, to make care kits which will be distributed as needed.
Anyone with questions on the project can contact Nancy White at the John Strand Municipal Building at 546-8848.