VCU students assemble kits for victims of sexual assault

Posted at 12:08 AM, Apr 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-24 00:08:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) Despite looming exams, hundreds of VCU students took the time to try and make a difference in the lives of children and adults who have been the victims of sexual assault.

The "Where Is the Line?" celebration event took place on the VCU Medical campus.

The student volunteers assembled about 500 kits containing toiletries, clothes, toys and sexual assault educational resources.

Those kits were then delivered by ambulance to the VCU Medical Emergency Department.

Rosemary Trible, the wife of former congressman Paul Trible, was raped at gunpoint more than three decades ago.

She has since dedicated herself to helping other victims, and she explained the importance of the kits.

What they don’t know is that we they come from that trauma, all their clothes are kept for evidence.

Often times they [victims] go home in paper scrubs because their stuff is kept for evidence.

“We are putting together these kits…and a wonderful way that they can feel the healing of others in this community that care about them,” said Trible.

Each kit contains a shirt, sweatpants, fresh underwear, and journal.

To learn more about Rosemary Trible and her work, click here for her interview.