Cornhusker Bank Shares One Day Without Shoes Collection Totals
Cornhusker Bank (www.cornhuskerbank.com) recently presented a check to the People’s City Mission at the Homeless Prevention Center for $8,750. It was also announced that nearly 29,000 pairs of shoes were collected in the period from April 3 through 14. Cornhusker Bank partnered with business and organizations throughout the area to answer the important need of providing footwear to the Mission’s clients who depend on good shoes to get them where they need to go.
2017 marked the seventh year of the event, which runs annually in April. The People’s City Mission uses the cash donations received to purchase shoes in sizes that are typically not donated. Pastor Tom Barber noted that if the shoes the Mission has purchased over the seven year period were included, Cornhusker Bank has been responsible for donations of well over 100,000 pairs of shoes in the history of the event. Chairman John F. Dittman reported the event, with a marked rise in shoe count each year, “is a tribute to our community’s generosity and the partnerships Cornhusker Bank has developed with area organizations that make it convenient for people to stop by and donate their footwear.” Barry Lockard, President/CEO, added, “Cornhusker Bank’s staff has embraced the magnitude of this event on an annual basis, committing themselves, as is the bank’s culture, to the success of the project and the community.”