We are deeply saddened by the tragedy unfolding in Haiti. As you know, the capital city of Port-au-Prince and its many surrounding shantytowns were decimated by a large 7.0 earthquake. Soles4Souls is working with 12th Street Shoes and many other trusted partners to provide thousands of boots and shoes to help survivors locate others trapped in the rubble and begin the rebuilding process.
Our hearts break for a population already reeling from a series of natural disasters and abject poverty.
What can you do? Along with other vital donations, such as medical supplies, food, potable water tablets and blankets, a pair of solid shoes is absolutely necessary in order to participate effectively in rescue and rebuilding efforts. The amount of broken glass, twisted metal and raw sewage is staggering. We are asking you to find and give the most appropriate footwear to help the victims of this awful disaster.
Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. They distribute these shoes, free of charge, to people in need around the world. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently distributing one pair every 9 seconds). The shoes have been distributed in 125 countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Nepal and the United States.
Please help us in our efforts to help those in need in Haiti. If you have any questions, please contact 12th Street Shoes at 360-733-2066. Please forward this information on to anyone else that can help this cause. We greatly appreciate your support! Take care -
Owner - 12th Street Shoes