Veterans Receive New Shoes

Allan making sure the veterans get the correct size shoe

With the wars going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, we hear many news reports about the men and women fighting for our country. Yesterday Allan and I were privileged to meet veterans who have already served our nation. The Veterans Employment and Training Center/Goodwill Industries of Houston was our latest stop, where Soles4Souls donated 1,000 pairs of shoes. All the men and women in the program are honorably discharged veterans. Their training was evident, because the distribution ran with military precision! Fortunately we were able to chat with the veterans while fitting them with new shoes. One 80 year old man told me this was the first pair of athletic shoes he owned. After all the veterans had shoes, staff went out on the streets, inviting homeless people to get new shoes also. How fun to “surprise” those people in need with a new pair of shoes.

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