September 2017

Lower extremity orgs help hurricane victims

Lower extremity organizations and businesses stepped up to donate resources and funds to victims of September’s devastating hurricanes, Harvey and Irma.

Rockford, MI-based Wolverine Worldwide partnered with the American Red Cross, foot­wear industry charity Two Ten Footwear Foundation (donate at twoten.org), and others to pledge more than $2.6 million in aid. Wolverine also sent more than 35,000 units of footwear and apparel items to storm victims and first responders.

Others giving resources and funds include the Alexandria, VA-based American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association, which donated about $12,500; Dallas, TX-based Roma Boot donated 500 pairs of rain boots; Twisted X, located in Decatur, TX, partnered with Nashville, TN-based nonprofit Soles4Souls to donate 10,500 pairs of shoes and work boots (go to soles4 souls.org to contribute); Greensboro, NC-based legwear manufacturer Kayser-Roth donated more than 60,000 pairs of socks; and Birmingham, AL-based Hanger Clinic donated $31,700 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief and was matching donations up to $10,000 for Hurricane Irma recovery (go to redcross.org/donate/cm/hangerinc-emp to donate).

Look for additional coverage of hurricane relief efforts in the October issue of LER.

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- Emily Delzell

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