Friday, November 14, 2008

Free Footwear Donated to Homeless in Arkansas

Free footwear will be distributed next week by River City Ministries for the homeless in the Little Rock area.

Red Wing Shoe Company recently donated 12,000 pairs of high quality Red Wing footwear to Soles4Souls which will designated many of them for the annual Thanksgiving Program called 'Our Hearts to Your Soles.'

'Our Hearts to your Soles' was founded in 2004 by Pittsburgh teenagers Matt and Laura Conti, whose father is an ankle and foot surgeon at Allegheny General Hospital. During Thanksgiving Week 2008, Soles4Souls, in partnership with Hearts to Soles, will provide new boots, socks and medical screenings from foot doctors for over 3,000 homeless men in 35 states.

"We are so thankful for Dr. Ruth Thomas and River City Ministries for reaching out to people to provide a vital service that helps make an immediate impact on people in a great time of need," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "A pair of durable boots can fill a person with hope and confidence. It's a major step towards employment and building self-esteem," he said.

The Hearts to Soles distribution is set for Thursday, November 20 from 6:00 pm 8:00 pm at River City Ministries at 1021 E. Washington, NLR, AR 6 blocks east on Broadway to Hickory and turn right, 2 blocks down on the corner of Hickory and Washington.

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