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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 23, 2014

A Memphis couple has donated $10,000 to help process untested rape kits in their hometown, News Channel 3 reports. Developer Nick Brown, who builds homes with safe rooms, said he and his wife Tracey made the donation because they “just felt it had to be done.” A total of $3.75 million is still needed to finish the testing. In addition to the Brown’s contribution, the state has chipped in $500,000, the city has kicked in $1.5 million and the Plough Foundation has given $750,000. There may new federal resources on the way as well. Last week, Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation renewing funding for states to process untested rape kits.