Shoe Station and Mobile City Councilman Donated $5,519 for Hurricane Michael Relief to United Way of Southwest Alabama
The Shoe Station chain’s fundraiser for Hurricane Michael relief efforts raised $5,519 as the result of shoppers purchasing nearly 5,000 boots, shoes, and sandals in support. Customers online and in 21 Southeastern stores also made additional donations. The fundraiser’s co-sponsor, The Office of Mobile City Council Representative Levon Manzie (District 2), donated $500 to the effort.
On November 1, Shoe Station is presenting a check to the United Way of Southwest Alabama (#UWSWA). The not-for-profit organization will share proceeds with partner agencies including: American Red Cross, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Lifelines for 211, The Salvation Army, Volunteers for America, and Goodwill Easter Seals. The check presentation event will take place at 10:30 am at Shoe Station’s Hillcrest Road location in Mobile, and is open to media and the general public.
Shoe Station’s United Way Day Fundraiser was held October 21, 2018 in the retailer’s 21 locations across the Southeast.
“We thank Shoe Station for the support they have given us over the past decade,” stated United Way of Southwest Alabama Marketing Specialist Leslie Schraeder. “Families effected by Hurricane Michael will benefit from the generosity of Shoe Station, its customers, and Representative Levon Manzie of Mobile.”
Shoe Station President and CEO Brent Barkin said, “I have been inspired by the hard work of the United Way of Southwest Alabama and the enthusiasm our store sales teams have shown for this Hurricane Michael relief effort.”
UWSWA has had a productive season, as it also received a recent donation for Hurricane Michael relief from UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 119 for $5,000.
UWSWA serves Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington Counties. The vision of UWSWA is to strengthen communities by mobilizing resources in support of the building blocks of a better life: Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Essentials. UWSWA has raised and invested more than $240 million in communities.
Shoe Station is one of the nation’s largest independent shoe retailers. The family-owned chain was founded in 1984 in Mobile, Alabama and has a national e-commerce site, www.shoestaton.com. Shoe Station has locations in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia.