Sanford, N.C. — An 11-year-old Sanford girl is on a mission to help veterans by collecting shoes and raising money.
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“We take old shoes. They just can’t have a hole bigger than a quarter,” said Claire Ledford.
This is the second year Ledford is raising money for the Veterans Leadership Council. She works with an organization that will buy the donated shoes and fix them to sell in developing countries. The money raised will stay in North Carolina to help local veterans.
“They are risking their lives every single day they are out there, and we are at home in our comfy chairs and big, nice houses with air conditioning. They are out there in the weather, and we should really give back to them when they get home,” Ledford said.
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