Shoes going to tornado victims in eastern Kentucky

Some basic needs like footwear has gone unfulfilled since the March 2nd tornadoes hit West Liberty.

Doug Jones heads up a number of youth service and family resource centers in Kentucky and says referrals with school kids and their families turned up a big need for all kinds of shoes.

"And so we did a letter of appeal, it was sent nationally, and as a result we received over 2,000 pairs of new shoes," said Jones standing Tuesday beside dozens of boxes of brand new shoes that were about to be sent to storm victims in eastern Kentucky.

Everything from Red Wing to Deer Stags to sneakers will be coming to folks in the hard hit area.

The value of the shoes is estimated at $60,000 to $70,000.

The shoes will be handed out Wednesday morning at Morgan Central Elementary in West Liberty.

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