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Union Rescue Mission receives a Helping Hand

Published: Oct. 7, 2019 at 2:18 PM CDT
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What does it mean to walk a mile in another person’s shoes? The Union Rescue Mission seems to have a pretty good idea.

“Shoes and socks are important if you're homeless because after you do a lot of walking in the weather so this is a blessing,” Michael Moore said.

Volunteers and medical staff joined URM to examine the feet of homeless men. Along with treatment, they walked away with a new pair of shoes and socks.

When you’re homeless, you might go weeks or months walking barefoot without a bath.

“It’s extremely important because when you’re wearing ill-fitting shoes or doing a lot of walking you don’t have a place to call home there’s a lot of things that can end up happening,” Volunteer Valerie Anderson said.

More than 200 pairs of shoes were donated, including one person who donated 60.

Day to day, URM provides meals, care and shelter year round. Helping homeless men get back on their feet.

URM CEO Doug Nolte explained what’s happening at the mission.

“There’s a lot of activity going on here to help men that are experiencing homelessness and addiction. So we’re excited about that.

We wanted to know how we could help.

KWCH Eyewitness News and DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers teamed up to give the Union Rescue Mission a $1,200 Helping Hand.

“Well this is a surprise,” Nolte said. “Thank you DeVaughn James injury lawyers!”

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