MSUM students open temporary thrift store to fight human trafficking

MOORHEAD — A group of Minnesota State University Moorhead students is looking to fight human trafficking through clothes.

The university's International Justice Mission chapter opened up a thrift shop called "Threads." Both students and people living in Moorhead came by to pick up clothes to support the cause.

Victoria Tinjum, the president of MSUM's International Justice Mission chapter, said it warms her heart to do her part to help over 40 million victims of human trafficking around the world.

"This is something I've been passionate about since I was in the eighth grade, so being able to do something like this, it just really means a lot," she said.

Other campus groups have been donating clothes to the IJM chapter since the spring.


Tinjum said the store was an attempt to have people in the community do a little more than just donate to a cause.

"They've been able to come and they've been able to buy stuff and help out, and that's really awesome to be able to have them come and to make IJM more known," she said.

The group will open up shop again Wednesday, Nov. 13, inside the university's Comstock Memorial Union at noon.

Tanner Robinson is a producer for First News on WDAY-TV.
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