Victims of Harvey have lost almost everything, but one shoe maker is making sure they still have their kicks. Steve Van Doren, Vice President of Vans, announced today that he'll be donated thousands of sneakers to victims in Houston.
He's not just donating; he's going down to Texas himself to hand out the shows. He and his team have packed up 4,000 t-shirts, 5,000 pairs of kicks, and 5,000 pairs of socks, reports The Source. They plan to fly from California to Texas soon. Members of the promotions team at Vans will also be there to deliver the items to families affected by Harvey.
"I represent Vans and personally have many friends and employees in Houston that have been affected by the storms," said Van Doren. "I have been waiting patiently for more of the road to open up and for some of the water to recline…Vans has always been about people helping people."
He also said that although the company is based in California, he still wants to be present for those in Texas.
"I want to be in Texas to hand out shoes, socks, and shirts to anyone who may be in need of dry clothes."
In addition to the shirts, shoes, and socks, Van Doren has also donated $50,000 to the Red Cross Fund for Hurricane Harvey.
“I know there are so many people in need,” he said, “and I just want people to know that Vans and I give a s***!,” says Van Doren.
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