PENSACOLA, Fla., January 18, 2012 – Local Pensacola company, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, is teaming up with North Florida Financial to collect new or gently used footwear for donation to Soles4Souls Inc., an organization assisting people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters. The collection is taking place through Tuesday, Jan. 24th.
Soles4Souls provides one pair of shoes to a person in need every seven seconds. Since 2005, the organization has distributed more than 13 million pairs of shoes because of the commitment and generosity of companies like North Florida Financial and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®.
“With tragedies such as the earthquakes in countries like Haiti and Japan, on top of the enormous needs elsewhere, we can use the estimated 1.5 billion shoes taking up space in the closets of ordinary people to change the world one pair at a time,” said founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Wayne Elsey.
Elsey added, “We need partners like North Florida Financial and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to get behind Soles4Souls. Donating shoes is one of the most simple, yet profound acts you can do, because it will greatly improve someone’s life in the most difficult times.”
Shoes can be dropped off between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday at the North Florida Financial office located at 898 N. Ferdon Blvd. in Crestview or at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Pensacola office at 8808 N. Palafox St. Other collection locations in Crestview include: Premier Bank, Crestview High School, Davidson Middle School, Northwood Elementary School, Antioch Elementary School, Bob Sikes Elementary, Baker School, Laurel Hill School, First National Bank, Speedee Printing, YMCA, First United Methodist Church, Walker Elementary, North Okaloosa Medical Center, Mrs. B’s, Triple Threat Dance Studio, Clipper’s Hair Design, Okaloosa County Teachers Credit Union (in Baker and Crestview) and Southside Center.
For more information about getting involved in this collaborative effort benefitting Soles4Souls, please contact North Florida Financial at (850)398-5479 or TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® at (850)471-1166.