Ankle & Foot Care Centers Collect 100s of Shoes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than 100 pairs of shoes and socks were collected through the NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers annual holiday collection drive. They will be donated to Salvation Army of Mahoning County.

 Since the drive began in 1998, thousands of pairs of shoes and socks have been collected. 

“We have been partnering with the Salvation Army for more than 20 years,” said Michael Vallas, practice administrator at NOMS, in a statement. “We’re glad to have a great organization as the extended hand that delivers these shoes and socks to people in our local community.”

Across its network of 19 locations in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, NOMS collected new and nearly new shoes donated by employees, podiatrists, patients, friends and local businesses from late November through early January.

The Salvation Army sees more than 100 people walk through its doors a day, said Maj. Paul Moore, who has worked with NOMS to organize the holiday shoe drive the past three years. 

“The shoes and socks donated each year provide hundreds of people with access to footwear they wouldn’t have otherwise,” he said. 

Pictured: Majors Paul and Sherry Moore (right) join Samantha Carroll, NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers medical secretary; Kelly Merrell, purchasing coordinator; Valarie Langenhein, medical secretary; and Kelly Anders, operations manager.

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