This year, the Ross Medical Education Center campus in Johnson City decided to start their holiday drive early as they hoped to have all presents and food delivered before Christmas to Red Legacy Recovery. They were able to do that and much more! The campus adopted four “angels” from the Red Legacy Recovery angel tree. These angels are children whose mothers are working hard to recover from addiction. These women are trying to get back on their feet and needed some assistance to help make this Christmas season special for their children.
All of the Ross staff, faculty, and students worked together to make sure that each child would receive every item from their wishlist and much more! After all the gifts were purchased, it took several car trips to get all of the items to the Recovery Center. The campus also had a food and toiletry drive during this time for the Red Legacy Center women. They were able to raise over 100 lbs of food and enough shampoo, conditioner and soap for all the women there! Red Legacy Founder Angelee Murray was overwhelmed with gratitude, saying, “Thankful for all those who sponsored Angels this year! The gifts keep pouring in! Also SUPER BIG THANKS to all of the people at Ross for their HUGE donations of food and supplies! Wow. You all are amazing. Your Director Jammie Pierce Cole is pretty awesome! All of you are so kind!”
Red Legacy Recovery seeks to support women on their way out of addiction. They also provide training and programs for these women to be successful, contributing members of society as addiction survivors. Their goal is to empower survivors with the skills necessary to maintain their household and their self-confidence through community and support services.