Local podiatrist starts shoe drive for Hurricane Harvey victims

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Seeing pictures on social media of victims walking through flooded waters because of Hurricane Harvey drove a local podiatrist to start a shoe drive.

It's something the podiatrist says is dear to her heart, because the need for shoes is definitely there, especially with Hurricane Irma on the way.

Right now the focus is helping victims of Harvey, but Hurricane Irma is in her sight as well.

"This is awesome. This is actually pretty much our second day into it. To have this many shoes within this short amount of time, is great," said Kayla Emter, podiatrist.

The shoe drive plans to end on Oct. 15.

If you'd like to drop off your gently used shoes you can go to Happy Soles on Capitol Avenue in Bismarck.

If you'd like to host a box at your business for the shoe drive you can call Dakota Foot and Ankle Clinic at 701-255-3338.