When Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast late last summer, destroying more than 300,000 buildings and homes, Shoes That Fit and friends were able to mobilize and make an immediate impact on children in need.
DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers is going on his tenth season with the team. But long before his success in the NBA, Jordan was just your average kid growing up in Texas. So when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in August 2017, he wanted to help.
Together with Shoes That Fit, Jordan delivered shoes to all the students at Thompson Elementary in Houston, his former school.
For student Jamari Ferrias, the visit meant so much more than a new pair of shoes. “It felt like the world was coming to me…letting me know that I could be famous too. I felt famous. He actually went to my school!”