The Ross Medical Education Center Huntsville, Alabama campus joined forces with Two Men and a Truck for their annual Movers for Moms campaign during the month of May. Teaming up with over 50 other local businesses, they worked hard to help gather supplies for women and young children in domestic violence or homeless situations. Many of the students, staff, and faculty at Ross in Huntsville are mothers themselves which made this drive and its impact particularly meaningful for them.
However, it was not only meaningful to the campus, but as much if not more so to the women and families that benefited from the items. In fact, the collection was large enough to reach over 10,000 donations for the local community. All of the items were sent to the Owens House shelter to help build Mother’s Day baskets for the moms that reside there. The Owens House supports over 200 women and children from the community. In addition to offering housing, the organization helps provide services while these families are in need.
“Our campus got the opportunity to be a part of something significant for the moms and children in their neighboring community,” shared Campus Director Elizabeth Bowden. “The students shined and came together to help out those in need. There were many students that stated that this is a event that hit close to home. They have had personal experience, a family member or friend that have had to utilized a facility like this.” It was very meaningful for the campus to be able to let these mothers know that they are appreciated and seen, even in their time of need. The campus looks forward to another opportunity to serve this worthwhile organization and the women and children that use its services.
To find out more about this incredible organization and how you can help, visit the Owens House Facebook page or give them a call at (205) 669-3333.