NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Soles4Souls announced Monday they are joining several other agencies in Colorado to provide immediate relief through sturdy footwear and clothing to the evacuees and victims of the wildfires. Nearly 350 homes have been destroyed by the fires, while an additional 20,000 are threatened by the flames. Soles4Souls is reaching out to local agencies to identify the areas with the most need and transporting the necessities to them for distribution.
Individuals interested in supporting Soles4Souls' relief efforts are encouraged to visit www.giveshoes.org to financially sponsor pairs of new shoes to be sent. Individuals can also text the word SHOES to 20222 to donate $5.
"Wildfires are some of the most devastating and volatile natural disasters in the world," said Kevin Goughary, CEO of Soles4Souls. "When you are thinking about keepsakes to save from a fire of this magnitude, the shoes on your feet are normally the only ones that make it out. It is our hope that the aid we are sending is at least providing some sort of comfort to the families affected," she added.
For more information on how to get involved and donate to the victims, visit www.giveshoes.org.
About Soles4Souls®, Clothes4Souls®, and Hope4Souls®
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-enterprise efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls' other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities. Donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit www.giveshoes.org, www.clothes4souls.org, or www.hope4souls.org for more information.