County attorney’s office collects toiletries for CAAFA women in need

Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles with Community Alliance Against Family Abuse Executive Director Carol Minisee and Nancy Larsen, community liaison for PCAO Victim Services, with some of the donations in the CAAFA office in Apache Junction. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles with Community Alliance Against Family Abuse Executive Director Carol Minisee and Nancy Larsen, community liaison for PCAO Victim Services, with some of the donations in the CAAFA office in Apache Junction. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

 

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office collected more than 1,200 pounds of toiletries during a monthlong drive in October in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

PCAO’s Victim Services division spearheaded the drive and helped collect toiletries, blankets, quilts and other necessities for Pinal County’s domestic violence shelters, according to a press release.

Donations collected throughout the month got divided and distributed to Community Alliance Against Family Abuse in Apache Junction as well as other agencies.

County-wide organizations Zonta, Oracle Women’s Club, PCAO Victim Services, Florence Police Department volunteers, Serenity Hair Design, Arizona City and Florence TRIADS, Creative Sisterhood of Maricopa and Central Arizona College Police Department, all contributed to help these victims and their families.

One organization, Creative Sisterhood of Maricopa, donated handmade quilts, pillow cases and blankets for the drive.

“The Pinal County Attorney’s Office cannot thank these organizations enough for their generosity and compassion to these victims. Since taking office, using proper training and investigations, we now identify more victims of domestic violence, which in turn increases the need to help out our women’s shelters. This jointed effort makes a big impact on our Pinal County shelters and the victims that seek refuge there,” Mr. Voyles said in the release.

Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles unloads a vehicle filled with donations to bring to the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse office in Apache Junction. (Independent Newspapers)

Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles unloads a vehicle filled with donations to bring to the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse office in Apache Junction. (Independent Newspapers)

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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