Addy Tritt saw that every pair of shoes was on sale for $ 1 at her local Payless in Hays, Kansas, last week, and something told her to go.
The actual value of the shoes was about $ 6,000, Tritt said. She said she negotiated for 2.5 hours until she could get all the shoes in the store – 204 pairs – for pennies each and only paid $ 100 for the bill.
Tired of donating all the shoes to Nebraska flood victims. "I'm Catholic, and I think it's just part of God's plan for me to help people," said 25-year-old CNN Teaching Assistant. "Whether there is volunteer work in a classroom or donating, that's what I'm going to do."
Tritt says she was first posted on Facebook and asked for help to transport the shoes to Nebraska. A woman reached out to volunteer to help, and Tritt gave her almost half the shoes.
She donated the rest ̵
"The Sigma Alpha chapter at Fort Hays State University became the floor of the amount of support our local community had in our drop-off locations," said Emily Bennigsdorf, Sigma Alpha Beta Mu chapter president.
The shoes were delivered to Nebraska Monday, in a tractor wagon next to water and supplies donated by others, the sovereign said. A local agricultural science program in Nebraska will distribute the donations to those in need.
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