Donate shoes to help out Haiti - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Donate shoes to help out Haiti

Posted: Updated:

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –You can donate your old shoes to help with Haiti Relief Efforts.

Lots of folks dropped off slightly worn shoes at the Valdosta State University student union Wednesday.

VSU graduate Brenda Pone wanted to help people in Haiti.

She contacted an organization called Soles-4-Souls which provides shoes for millions of people affected by disasters.

So far, she's collected 2,000 shoes and now is working with the university's Student Action Council to collect more.

"They were talking about so many people that were losing their limbs due to infection and things like that and I'm thinking they need get their feet off the ground," said Pone.

"I couldn't imagine being in Haiti and having to walk around in broken glass and concrete and you know that hurts your feet," said Amanda Fletcher.

If you weren't able to make it out to the shoe drive, you can still drop off your shoes at Country Cobbler, Active Footwear, at the VSU bookstore inside the student union or at Odum Library. You can contact Brenda Pone by calling her at (229) 444-4840.

Shoes of all sizes are accepted.


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback