This year the Ross Medical Education Center Ann Arbor, Michigan campus brought in the New Year by giving back. The students, staff, and faculty members were able to collect approximately 100 pairs of socks for All Worthy of Love. All Worthy of Love is a justice focused non-profit in Detroit, Michigan, Austin, Texas, and Indianapolis, Indiana that reaches out to men and women enslaved by street prostitution. Their mission is “to restore broken dwellings, based on the teachings of Isaiah 58.”
According to their website, “We work in a three stranded cord; prevention, rescue, and restoration. We prevent sex-trafficking through awareness. We promote awareness through various speaking engagements at local churches, schools, and small groups to educate the community of modern day slavery. We rescue victims of trafficking through weekly outreach. We restore victims of trafficking through partnerships with local organizations that offer safe housing and restorative care.”
Ross Ann Arbor Campus Director Patrice Ross said, “we are committed to giving back to our community and those in need.” The rest of the campus quickly got behind the idea, wanting to collect pairs of socks for these victims of human trafficking. The socks will be added to Survivor Packs along with underwear, pants, and a t-shirt. That way, as survivors go into recovery, they have a brand new change of clothes. Financial Aid Student Services Representative Jenn Erger-Morris was excited to participate and spearhead this event. Many students said before this event they were unaware of the thousands of people who are affected by this tragedy.
Ann Arbor’s Financial Aid Student Services Representative Jenn Erger-Morris has been giving to the organization for the past three years. She learned about it through other non-profit organizations that she gives to. As a team, the campus felt that many people are unaware of this epidemic, and they wanted to bring some awareness to it.