It’s hard to find the strength to walk through the mangled debris of what was once your home. On Sunday, April 27th a tornado leveled entire neighborhoods, took at least 15 lives and left many families homeless in Faulkner County, Arkansas. That’s why SAS Shoes packed up 3,000 boxes of shoes and took a trip, hoping to bring comfort and support to both tired feet and heavy hearts.

”People who have been affected by disaster situations often have to spend hours, days and even weeks on their feet, and we know that a pair of our shoes can help them to keep moving through these trying times,” SAS CEO Nancy Richardson told the Arkansas Log Cabin Democrat.

A friendly church, Oak Bowery Baptist in Conway, Ark., welcomed the team of shoemakers and gave space for folks to get fitted for their new comfort shoes. While fitting, stories were shared, prayers offered and thanks given. Afterward, tornado victims walked away with one less thing to worry about: their feet.

The Comfort and Support Team at SAS Shoes has donated 13,000 pairs to victims of natural disasters. Every time the team comes back home to their SAS family in San Antonio, they share how blessed they feel, knowing they could do something to help.

For more information on the Comfort and Support Team, click on the We Care page.