Two Ten Footwear Foundation helps 111 Footwear Families in the Gulf

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Two Ten Footwear Foundation has helped 111 footwear families impacted by Hurricane Isaac by providing $20,000 in emergency relief aid.

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In the last few weeks, Two Ten has helped 111 footwear families by providing $20,000 in emergency relief aid for groceries and other critical needs.

Hurricane Isaac may be out of the news, but thousands of people living in the Gulf are still recovering.

“In the last few weeks, Two Ten Footwear Foundation has helped 111 footwear families by providing $20,000 in emergency relief aid for groceries and other critical needs,” according to Neal Newman, Two Ten’s president. “This is why we are here. It is part of our 73 year old tradition of shoepeople helping shoepoeple; and it is our greatest pride to be of service to footwear families at times of crisis like Hurricane Isaac.”

In most cases, families received much-needed financial help within 24 hours of calling Two Ten. Social workers also helped footwear families find local aid from organizations like FEMA, The Salvation Army, and the Red Cross. Many footwear families were forced out of their homes in Louisiana, relocating to Mississippi and Texas and Two Ten was able to help make these transitions smoother.

According to one retail store manager, “Out of all the assistance that’s out there, Two Ten is the only one that provided for me...Two Ten was there...”

About Two Ten Footwear Foundation

Two Ten Footwear Foundation is the charitable foundation for the U.S. footwear industry. Two Ten Foundation is America’s only industry foundation; 100% funded by the footwear industry for footwear workers. Every dollar raised from the footwear industry goes right back to shoepeople and their families who need help. Founded in 1939, Two Ten has served hundreds of thousands of footwear workers with emergency financial assistance, confidential counseling, referrals to community-based social services, information about rights and benefits, higher education scholarships and sensational networking opportunities and programs that’s strengthen footwear unity. Over the last twelve months, Two Ten received over 2,000 calls for help and distributed over $1.34 million in financial assistance and $700,000 in college scholarships.

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