Ladybrillemag.com reported the footwear industry through Soles4Souls, Inc. had committed to send 250,000 pair of shoes to Haiti! Even better news! The numbers have risen to one million since our report last week.
Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of the Soles4Souls, said, yesterday, that the increase is possible because of the immediate and generous response from the organization’s charity partners in the shoe industry and the level of grassroots support from the general public.
“In the first three days of this relief effort, more than 250,000 pairs of new shoes were pledged by our incredible partners in the footwear industry, who stepped up to reach out to people in need during their worst hour,” said Elsey. “We are very moved by the generosity of the general public. Thousands of people are holding community drives right now to collect shoes, clothing, supplies and funds for use in a sustained giving campaign in Haiti,” he said.
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