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Foot Solutions of Estero collecting shoes for tornado victims

May 23, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

In the aftermath of destruction, in which two days of tornadoes roared through Oklahoma, relief agencies around the country are mobilizing to render aid. To assist with these efforts, a Southwest Florida running and specialized shoe store, Foot Solutions of Estero, is collecting gently new or gently used shoes to donate to tornado victims.

"This was such a tragic event that caused so many people to lose absolutely everything," said Chris Cole, Owner, Foot Solutions Estero. "Many were left with only the clothing on their back, and may or may not have even had shoes on their feet. Although shoes only contribute a small portion to the needs of these victims, we wanted to take the opportunity to help in some way. With all of the rubble left scattered from the storms, it is more important than ever for people to have proper footwear."

Foot Solutions will be donating the collected shoes to Florida's Southern Gulf Region of the American Red Cross, as well as the non-profit organization Soles4Souls.

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Where to donate: Bring new or gently used shoes to Foot Solutions of Estero in the Corkscrew Village Shopping Center, on the corner of Corkscrew Road and U.S. 41 (next to Publix). For more information, call 239- 495-8911 or e-mail . Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m - 5p.m., Closed Sundays.

About Foot Solutions:

Foot Solutions of Estero is part of a worldwide company with more than 240 franchise locations. They are devoted to helping their clients achieve better health through their feet and are a recognized leader in specialty footwear, orthopedic shoes, custom arch supports and inserts, footwear for diabetics and those suffering from foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis.They also specialize in alleviation of joint pain, and custom footwear for runners and golfers. Foot Solutions is the world's largest and No.1 ranked health and wellness franchise. For more information about Foot Solutions of Estero, visit or call 239-495-8911.

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Foot Solutions of Estero is hosting a shoe drive, collecting new or gently used shoes to be donated to victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. Donations may be dropped off at Foot Solutions' Estero location in Corkscrew Village Plaza, next to Publix, on the corner of U.S. 41 and Corkscrew Road. Visit or call (239) 495-8911 for more information.



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