Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shoes for Joplin


Our friend Susan Myshka’s Walk a Mile in My Shoes project to take donated shoes to Joplin, Mo., tornado victims is succeeding beyond anyone’s expectations.

Volunteers are sitting outside her office on South Caraway Road this afternoon sorting shoes and loading three trailers.

The convoy will leave for Joplin at 6 a.m. tomorrow. I plan to tag along to help, photograph and maybe write a few words for the paper.

In the meantime, I helped Susan work out a route that bypasses the somewhat sketchy Black River bridge at Black Rock and doesn’t involve any road closures due to flooding.

We cleaned out our closet and drawers last night and bagged up three pairs of shoes, about 20 pairs of socks, and more than a dozen T-shirts, including some pocket-Ts with the Indianapolis BMW Club logo on them.

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