Woman Buys Out Shoe Store, for a Cause

Addy Tritt's kind act benefits Nebraska flood victims
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 3, 2019 7:39 AM CDT
She Bought 204 Pairs of Shoes. None Are for Her
Children browse at a Payless Shoesource in this 2014 file photo.   (AP Photo/Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Michael Zamora)

A Kansas woman donated 204 pairs of shoes to Nebraska flood victims after buying everything that was left at a closing Payless store, per the AP. The Hays Post reports the shoes, with a retail price of more than $6,000, were part of a flood relief shipment taken to farmers in Nebraska by Fort Hays State's agriculture sorority, Sigma Alpha, over the weekend. A graduate of Fort Hays State, Addy Tritt said she wanted to help others because so many people have helped her in the past. When the price at a Hays store dropped to $1 per pair, Tritt negotiated with the business to buy the remaining shoes for $100. They included 162 pairs of baby shoes and two pairs of men's shoes. The rest were women's shoes. (A man's final wish was for lots of shoes—to be given to others.)

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