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.