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Domestic violence survivors in need of cleaning supplies

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RICHLAND, Wash.—Saturday at the Albertson's on Lee Blvd in Richland two mothers worked to gather cleaning supplies for survivors of domestic violence.

The volunteers say when survivors leave the Benton-Franklin County Domestic Violence shelter, usually they don't have extra funds for many household items, and food stamps won't cover the bill.  They are left with a home they can't clean in exchange for food for their family.

The mothers say it's easy to pitch in, just use coupons and sale items, and you can quickly help a mother in need.

"A lot of them are young moms with children and our hearts go out to them, because they've come from a really rough time, and they are starting over and we just want to give them a boost up," says Connie Bodeau, Organizer.

So far 40 baskets of cleaning supplies have been donated.  They hope to continue donating about 10 to 12 baskets every month.  If you want to donate call the Benton and Franklin county Domestic Violence Services at 582-9841.