Aetrex Worldwide Donates 7,000 Pair of Shoes to Victims of Hurricane Katrina

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Leading Footwear Company provides aid to displaced Veterans and their families

– Aetrex Worldwide has sent a heartfelt donation of 7,000 pair of shoes this week to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. Aetrex is a leader in the footwear and footcare industries, with many well known brands including Aetrex and Apex Footwear, Lynco Orthotics, iStep Technologies, and more.

Over 6,000 pair of Aetrex Footwear were donated to the Veteran’s Administration in Hammond, LA to aid displaced veterans and their families. In addition, 500 pair have been donated to United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS and 250 pair were given to Southern Prosthetic Supply Co. in Alpharetta, GA in support of their philanthropic effort.

“We at Aetrex have been looking for a way to contribute to the victims of the Katrina disaster,” says Richard Schwartz, Aetrex Chairman. “We learned about a number of excellent charities that are trying to help. We have chosen the Voluntary Service office of the Veteran's Administration since they have the ability to deliver footwear and other products onsite, beginning next week.”

Aetrex has donated first quality footwear that includes styles from their athletic and therapeutic lines. These shoes typically retail between $100 and $150 per pair. All shoes are made from the finest materials available and offer comfort, stability and protection for those susceptible to foot problems. The footwear features double depth, removable comfort orthotics, fine leather uppers, polyurethane outsoles and more.

Schwartz continues, “We have many friends and customers in the region and have been touched by the stories we’ve heard regarding the extent of the suffering and the heroes working around the clock in the region trying to help. We encourage other companies in the industry to donate whatever they can to this cause as soon as possible.”

Aetrex Worldwide, Inc. is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ and currently employs 155 people, including 25 board certified pedorthists. The 59-year old company is comprised of three divisions – Aetrex Performance Products, Aetrex Technology & Education, and Apex Therapeutic Footcare. For more information, please visit or contact Lateefah Viley, Editorial Coordinator, at 800-526-2739 ext. 216.


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