SOURCE: Soles4Souls Inc.

June 11, 2007 17:53 ET

Soles4Souls to Provide Two New Pairs of Shoes for All Guests at the Nashville Rescue Mission on Monday, June 18, 2007

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - Nashville-based charity Soles4Souls™ Inc., the global organization dedicated to providing free footwear to people in need all over the world, announces that they will provide two pairs of shoes to each person at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Each mission guest will receive a new pair of summer shoes and athletic shoes.

On Monday, June 18, 2007, from 10:30 until 2:30, Soles4Souls staff, along with volunteers from Bellevue Community Church, will be on hand to fit each guest of the mission with their new pairs of shoes. The Nashville Rescue Mission is located at 639 LaFayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

"Our mission is the same as the Nashville Rescue Mission and that is to have a positive impact on people's lives," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls. "We hope that this small donation will help those who are battling life's problems. I would like to thank the mission for allowing us the opportunity to give away over 1,000 pairs of shoes to people in need," he said.


Nashville-based Soles4Souls™ facilitates the donations of shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. The organization has distributed more than 2.5 million pairs of shoes since January 2005 (or one pair of shoes every 28 seconds). Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate both new and "gently worn" footwear. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. For more information about Soles4Souls, please call (866) 521-SHOE, or visit or


The Nashville Rescue Mission is so much more than "three hots and a cot." Each year the organization graduates about 140 men and women from their life recovery program. Participants in their seven-month program begin true recovery from life degrading problems and are able to assimilate back into the community to become productive citizens.

Everything they do at the Nashville Rescue Mission starts with a meal. They do this 3 times a day, 365 days a year. This is step number one in planting the seed that life doesn't have to be lived on the streets of Nashville. Through prayer and inspiration evoked by our Chaplains, many of the homeless make the transition into their recovery program.

The mission has served over 510,000 meals in 2006 with beds being used nearly 220,000 times in 2006. For more information or to give a donation, please call 615.255.2475 or visit them at

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Kim Dettwiller
    Email Contact

    Chris Carmichael
    866-521-7463 ext 143
    Email Contact

    Cliff Tredway
    Nashville Rescue Mission
    Email Contact