Members of FIU’s chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality leveraged their connections with the hospitality industry and professors to organize a hygiene drive, raising funds and collecting hygiene products for the Miami Rescue Mission Center for Women and Children.
NSMH President, Milagros Munoz, along with Vice President Tamera Thompson and Events Director Darlin Lorenzo, pulled the drive together and spent a day at the shelter, meeting with the women and children and volunteering to help out for the day.
“The hospitality industry played a huge role in helping us provide hygiene products for the shelter,” said Thompson. “There’s a real sense of responsibility to give back to our local community, especially when hotels have the means to produce hundreds of hygiene products daily to stock rooms, why not help families and individuals in need?”
The Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Women and Children helps homeless women and children by providing overnight shelter, as well as a long-term recovery program. The group plans to continue the work they started with the Miami Rescue Mission by organizing more drives in the future, and volunteering their time in the food kitchen.
For more information about the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality and how you can get invloved with the FIU chapter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Women and Children, visit miamirescuemission.com/women.htm.