Charity Sends Mysterious Shoes to Haiti

A charity group has stepped forward to take thousands of shoes that were mysteriously dumped on the Palmetto Expressway.

Soles4Souls, a Nashville-based charity, is sending representatives to Miami to collect the shoes. The group will distribute the shoes to people in Haiti, according to a news release.

The Florida Highway Patrol said thousands of work boots, bath slippers, tennis sneakers, beach sandals, even pairs of inline skates, inexplicably materialized shortly before 8 a.m. Friday on the busy roadway. Traffic was disrupted for hours.

A private contractor was hired to pick up the sea of soles and deposit them in an empty field. The investigation into who
discarded the shoes continues.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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