Cure for Cold Feet

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Cold feet in the winter aren’t fun.  Yet many homeless veterans find it an all too common way of life.

Good news:  Homeless vets in the Washington DC metropolitan region have a way to get relief . . . with your help.

Grateful Homeless Vet

The “Vets Group”, (a group of concerned Veterans), at the HUD District of Columbia Field Office has launched an effort entitled “Walk in Their Footsteps.”  This effort is in support of the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) 2011 Annual Winterhaven/Stand Down

The goal is to collect three hundred (300) pairs of shoes.  And these nice, warm shoes or boots will be given to homeless vets (male and female) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) “Stand Down” on Saturday, January 22, 2011, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. 

How can you help?

1 – Please help spread the word.  “Like” this post on your Facebook page; Tweet it; share it on other social media bookmarking or networking sites.  (Icons found at the end of this post make it easy for you to do this.)

2 – Make a donation of shoes.  They need new or unworn shoes and/or boots (women sizes 6 – 10 and men sizes 10 – 14).  Grab an unworn pair from your closet or buy a few new pairs. 

Rack Room Shoes, has a sale on Boots for males and females, all sizes, at a cost of $24.98 (while supplies last) and Big Lots has the Boots with the fur on the outside and inside for $12.

Mail the shoes/boots to . . .

Walter A. Elmore, MA
Community Planning and Development Representative Office of Community Planning and Development U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
District of Columbia Office
820 First Street, NE Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002-4205

You have until January 14 to send in your shoes or boots.  Although I just learned about this campaign, it began on November 30, 2010. 

For further information on how you may donate a pair of new/unworn boots or shoes, please contact Walter A. Elmore, MA at 202-275-6323.   Or email him at Walter.A.Elmore at Hud.gov 

I received his contact information via email where he requested help in spreading the word. 

Give a homeless vet the gift of warmer feet this winter.  Give them a pair of new shoes or boots.  Support Winterhaven 2011.