Making A Difference: Vans Donates more than 2,500 sneakers to CA fire victims

The deadly Carr fire has been ablaze since July 23. In that time it has destroyed more than 214,000 acres and claimed over 1,000 homes. Although it is 71% contained, Cal Fire says there are still approximately 3,800 firefighters working to contain it.

In light of this tragic event, Vans has stepped in to offer some help to victims.

Wednesday a truck pulled up to Vans’. Anderson California outlet that was driven by Steve Van Doren,Vice President and son of the brand’s co-founder. The truck contained 2,500 pairs of shoes and 3,000 t-shirts and hats, all of which were given out free to the victims of the Carr fire.

Speaking to local ABC affiliate KRCR Van Doren had this to say:

“I think people have to have heart and one thing Vans is is a family company and we have heart. We have stores in the area and the people around here are a part of our family. So when disasters happen we want to come out and show our appreciation to the community.”

The people were allowed to pick out a shoes, a cap and a shirt.

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