Shoes to American soldiers in Afghanistan

A recent article posted in the Valley News paper in Wilmington, NY states, that this donation was started with an email from a medic in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Soldiers are flown in to the Trauma Clinic often stripped of clothes and boots while treated on their way to the hospital. Shoes were one of the items that were asked for by the medics, particularly Crocs, and thanks to the Gould’s and organizations in Wilmington, the shoes were transferred to the hospital for these soldiers.

http://www.denpubs.com/Articles-c-2010-12-09-95889.114134-sub-Wilmington-library-sends-shoes-to-soldiers.html

many children cannot

go to school without the basic necessity such as a pair of shoes.

in ethiopia, one million people

suffer from a disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil [...] (globalshift.org)

millions of people

around the world cannot afford basic necessities such as a pair of shoes.

more than 300 million people

live on less than $1 a day (”globalissues.org”).

2.6 billion people

in the world lack basic sanitation (”globalissues.org”).

some 1.1 billion people

in developing countries have inadequate access to water (”globalissues.org”).

nearly a billion people

entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names (”globalissues.org”).

over 1.4 billion people

globally live on less than $1.25 per day (”Worldbank.org”).

35.9 million people

live below the poverty line in America, including 12.9 million children (”soundvision.com”).

1.7 billion people

live in poverty globally (”Wikipedia.org”).