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Thousands of Soaked Sneaks Go to a Good Cause

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Frances Jones was among the first to help sort through the mountains of shoes to find matched pairs.
Michael Wright

Frances Jones was among the first to help sort through the mountains of shoes to find matched pairs. Michael Wright

Hamptons Community Outreach was given about 7,200 pairs of high end running sneakers that were drenched when the basement of Gubbins Running Ahead in East Hampton was flooded in February.

Hamptons Community Outreach was given about 7,200 pairs of high end running sneakers that were drenched when the basement of Gubbins Running Ahead in East Hampton was flooded in February.

When the shoes were recovered from the basement of the flooded store, they were haphazardly stuffed into bags without attention to whether matched pairs went in together, meaning they shoes have to be painstakingly reconnected with their mates. 
MICHAEL WRIGHT

When the shoes were recovered from the basement of the flooded store, they were haphazardly stuffed into bags without attention to whether matched pairs went in together, meaning they shoes have to be painstakingly reconnected with their mates. MICHAEL WRIGHT

Chuck MacWhinnie is organizing the sorting of the shoes in a Southampton garage so they can be donated or sold to raise funds for charity.
MICHAEL WRIGHT

Chuck MacWhinnie is organizing the sorting of the shoes in a Southampton garage so they can be donated or sold to raise funds for charity. MICHAEL WRIGHT

authorMichael Wright on Mar 29, 2023
After the basement of his family’s venerable sporting goods store, Gubbins Running Ahead in East Hampton Village, was flooded when a pipe burst in an adjoining store in late February,... more

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