How Your Shoes Can Help Binghamton Area Veterans
Start spring on the right foot and donate your gently used shoes to help local heroes visit their war memorials in Washington, D.C.!
Townsquare Media Binghamton stands behind our veterans and there’s nothing more we’d like than for each man and woman who has served in battle, as support, or in the medical field, to be able to visit their war memorial in Washington, D.C., free of charge.
Since April 12th, 2014 the Twin Tiers Honor Flight, an official hub of the Honor Flight Network, a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) organization, has been escorting local veterans to Washington, D.C. free of charge, so that they can see their war memorial. While these trips are free for our veterans, they come with a hefty price tag for the Twin Tiers Honor Flight. The average Honor Flight trip can cost upwards of $80,000.
Because the Twin Tiers Honor Flight is a not-for-profit, fully volunteer organization and because they completely rely on the generosity of donors and fundraisers, and because we want every single veteran in our community to be able to take this once in a lifetime trip, Townsquare Media Binghamton is proud to partner with the Twin Tiers Honor Flight for a shoe drive.
Now through Monday, May 14th, the offices of Townsquare Media Binghamton, 59 Court Street in downtown Binghamton will be accepting your gently worn, used, or new shoes during regular business hours from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
The shoes that you donate will be turned into money to benefit the Twin Tiers Honor Flight. For each pound of shoes collected, Funds2Orgs will pay the Twin Tiers Honor Flight $.40, so the more shoes donated, the more money we can raise to help our veterans see their dreams come true!
If you have any questions about the shoe drive for the Twin Tiers Honor Flight, please call 1-800-683-5403, or email twintiershonorflight.org.
[via Twin Tiers Honor Flight]