During the months of March and April, the employees at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) stepped up big, really big, in their donations.  Over the two months, more than $800 in new clothing items and over $250 in monetary donations were contributed to the Victim Services of the Casper Police to help them reach their goal of 70 bags of clothing and personal hygiene items for the Wyoming Medical Center's 'SANE' program.  

'SANE' stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, a nurse with specialized training in treating victims of sexual abuse and is typically the victim's first contact with an authority figure after a traumatic event. The bags will provide the basic necessities for victims to change into after receiving treatment at WMC. According to Leslie Fritzler, Victim Services Specialist, 

WOGCC Office Support Specialist II DeeAnne Parker sits on the WOGCC's Outreach Committee and was responsible for coming up with the idea of doing a drive for Victim Services. "There are numerous, well known, non-profit organizations that receive tremendous support from the Casper community - and we have held drives for many of them," she stated.  "However, sexual assault is a very sensitive and sometimes uncomfortable topic.  CPD Victim Services provides assistance to those that need care and compassion during a very difficult time."many times a victim's clothing must be left at the hospital to be entered as evidence.  These packages hopefully help them to leave feeling loved and cared for.   

Victim Services arranged a time to receive the donations at the WOGCC offices.  Representation from the Casper Police Department, Victim Services, and the Wyoming Medical Center were all on hand. Casper Chief of Police Keith McPheeters thanked the WOGCC employees for their generosity and support. 

Kimberly Mazza, WOGCC Sr. Public Relations Specialist noted that the employees at the Oil & Gas Conservation Commission were honored to contribute to such a meaningful and valuable program and were very grateful for the opportunity. 

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