Local High School Organization Helps Collect Shoes for Central Florida’s Homeless – Orlando Union Rescue Mission

Local High School Organization Helps Collect Shoes for Central Florida’s Homeless

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ORLANDO, FL– Eillen Martinez contacted and accepted the challenge to help restore the souls of Central Florida’s homeless that couldn’t afford the replace the soles that the Orlando Union Rescue Mission (OURM) The Soles Restore Souls campaign is more than a shoe-drive, it’s a movement to restore dignity to homeless individuals that may feel less than worthy to receive help. The Orlando Union Rescue Mission (OURM) is seeking to collect 1,000 pairs of new or gently used sneakers to hand out to homeless individuals and those in the surrounding community for their upcoming Health Fair. OURM, in collaboration with the National Osteopathic Medical Association (NOMA) will be hosting the free community-wide event on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 3-7pm at the Mission’s Family Life Center gymnasium.

The Mission has extended its deadline for the shoe drive to October 12th in hopes of meeting their goal. OURM’s Community Relations Coordinator, Tanneka Guice says the Mission has received donations, but the need is still great. “We’re very grateful to the surrounding churches, businesses and organizations, that stepped in to donate sneakers, but we are asking the public to pitch in and help provide shoes for those in need.” Anyone interested in donating shoes can drop them off at OURM’s Administration office (1521 W. Washington St. Orlando, FL 32805), or call 407-422-4255 to learn more, or follow the progress online (www.ourm.org/healingheels), via social media #SolesRestoreSouls.

About OURM
Founded in 1948, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a 501(c) (3), faith-based organization providing food, shelter, clothing, and rehabilitative programs to destitute and homeless men, women, and children. OURM does not receive any local, state or government funding, and is entirely supported by the generous contributions from the surrounding Central Florida community. www.ourm.org


For additional information pertaining to this release, please contact Tanneka Guice at (407) 422-4855 ext: 1119 or tanneka.guice@www.ourm.org

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