Mercy Providers Bring Over 200 Shoes To Those In Need

    Mercy’s New England Foot and Ankle Specialists (NEFAS) are proud to participate in Our Hearts to Your Souls for the seventh consecutive year. This partnership provides new shoes, new socks and a foot examination to those in need in the greater Portland area. In previous events, over 100 pairs of shoes and countless socks have been donated and given out. This year, the total topped 200.
    “Good, well-fitting shoes and healthy feet are the foundation for a healthier life,” explains Dr. Shannon Meredith of NEFAS. “We are able to provide a level of care most people in need have never experienced before. The shoes and socks that are given out to the participants help prepare and protect them for the harsh Maine winter.”

    Since 2007, Our Hearts to Your Soles has been organizing volunteers across the United States in order to assist the less fortunate by giving them footwear, food and free foot examinations. To-date, Our Hearts to Your Soles has helped over 24,000 people in the low-income and homeless communities and Mercy is proud to help in the local Portland area.

    In the weeks leading up to and after Thanksgiving, Our Hearts to Your Soles will be working with local homeless shelters as well as orthopedic surgeons and their medical teams in over 40 cities across the US to distribute footwear and carry out examinations. Some of the cities included in this year’s program are New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Chicago, St. Paul, Memphis, Boston and many more.

    “Our Hearts to Your Soles continues to expand its national outreach to the most-needy Americans through our annual Thanksgiving event,” said Dr. Stephen F. Conti, MD and President of Our Hearts to Your Soles. “This would not be possible without the generosity and compassion of our friends at Red Wing Shoes and Soles4Souls. This year our relationship has strengthened with each of us making a commitment to continue and expand our charitable cause to protect the health and dignity of those in need.”

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