- Associated Press - Friday, May 16, 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Navy personnel from Joint Base Charleston are making cash and clothing donations to two programs that help rape victims in the area.

Capt. Timothy Sparks, the base’s deputy commander, and Tiffany Mizzell, the base’s sexual assault response coordinator are scheduled to make the presentations Friday aboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.

They are presenting a check for $5,300 to People Against Rape, the Charleston-area rape crisis center. In addition, they are donating a check for $500 as well as 300 items of new clothing to the Medical University of South Carolina Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Department.

The donations were collected by Navy personnel at the base during April, which is sexual assault awareness month.