Michigan Medicine ER employees deliver hygiene kits to homeless shelters in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine donated 300 personal care kits to three Washtenaw County’s homeless shelters this week.
Throughout November, the Department’s Diversity, Justice and Inclusion Committee ran a campaign to collect toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, feminine hygiene products and antibacterial wipes.
As part of the collection effort, the department also raised more than $ 1,000, some of which was used to purchase bus brands.
Each of the following animal shelters received 100 hygiene kits:
SOS Community Services – 114 N. River Street, Ypsilanti
Ypsilanti Freighthouse – 100 Marktplatz, Ypsilanti
Peace House Warming Center – 1900 Manchester Road, Ann Arbor
Staff delivered kits to the freighthouse on Thursday and kits were delivered to both the Peace House Warming Center and the SOS Community Center on Friday morning.
“Every year, the Michigan Medicine Emergency Department community comes together to address some of the inequalities we see in our communities,” Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair of Diversity, Justice and Inclusion, Michigan Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, Marcia Perry said in a statement.
“It is estimated that around 5,000 people are homeless / housing insecure in Washtenaw District. We hope that these donations will promote individual dignity and help our community members feel valued and seen. “
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