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Donated Shoes to be Given to State Flood Victims


Employees of a Virginia-based utility have gathered thousands of pairs of donated children’s shoes for young flood victims in southern West Virginia.

Richmond-based Dominion Resources’ Sharing Our Soles campaign gets into high gear Wednesday.

Dominion Resources Services Inc. external affairs representative Christine Mitchell in Hastings says volunteers will sort shoes by gender and size at the company’s Bridgeport facility. The shoes then will be loaded into trucks for shipment to areas hit hard by flooding in late June.

Mitchell says deliveries are planned Thursday to students at four schools in Kanawha County and two schools in Clay County. Depending on shoe availability, additional stops are planned Friday at schools throughout Nicholas County.

Mitchell says shoes are still arriving and the goal is to have 4,000 pairs for distribution.