Ross Medical Education Center in Lansing, Michigan continually strives to find area drives where the Ross staff, faculty, and students can come together to make a direct impact on those in need in the Greater Lansing Area. When Director Michelle Rodesiler received a request from Two Men and A Truck of Lansing to assist with their annual “Movers for Moms” drive, she quickly responded with a resounding “Yes!”
Every spring, each of the Two Men and a Truck locations partners with local shelters, schools and other community organizations to collect goods that will make Mother’s Day special for moms living in shelters, who are victims of domestic abuse or homelessness. In 2016, all franchise locations participated in a total of 39 states, supporting hundreds of shelters across the United States. More than 285,000 items were collected and donated to shelters across the country. According to Two Men and a Truck’s website, “Donations are determined by individual shelters, but can include: nice soaps, hair styling products, shampoos and conditioners, pillows, blankets, slippers and other basic clothing items.”
Ross’ Lansing Campus collected several bags filled with everything from shampoos and lotions to peroxide! The morning Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration class assembled several festive gift bags to add a touch of elegance to the campus’s donations. One Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration student, Heather Colegrove, shared, “I am so glad I was able to be a part in helping these young women and moms. Blessings be with them all.”
Many Ross students are mothers themselves and were excited to be able to reach out to other moms who need an encouraging boost. Their kindness and generosity helped to make this Mother’s Day a special one for many mothers in the Lansing area.
To learn more about Movers for Moms and other similar drives orchestrated by Two Men and a Truck, please visit www.twomenandatruck.com.