Over 30,000.  That's how many people are expected to make their homes in temporary shelters in Houston and surrounding areas in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  Many families have lost everything from their homes, to vehicles, to clothing.  We want to give them a hand up during this difficult time.

Michelle Heart, Townsquare Media

And honestly, that's one of the things I love the most about living in the Treasure Valley.  When tragedy strikes, our listeners are always the first ones to raise their hands and ask "how can we help?"  It's as easy as cleaning out your closet!

I'm weird.  Ever since I ran track and field, I've developed these weird sentimental attachment to my running shoes.  My dad has bins of my old shoes I won't let him get rid of because I won my first 3,200 meter run in or earned all state 4x800 meter honors in.  As an adult, my fiance's having to deal with the same thing.  I've got shoes I won't part with because I ran my first marathon or race to Robie Creek in them...but in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, I'm beginning to realize these shoes are needed more somewhere else beside the back of my closet.

Michelle Heart, Townsquare Media

If you've got a similar shoe grave growing in the back of your closet, pack them up and join us for Shoes-Day for Harvey Relief on Tuesday, September 5th.  We're teaming up with our friends from Fleet Feet Meridian and Team Run Boise to collect your gently used shoes for families in Texas! From 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., we'll be live on the corner of Eagle Rd. and Village Dr. loading up Fleet Feet's pick-up with those shoes.  Drive through, drop them off and enjoy a small token of our appreciation for your generosity.  Cinnaholic in The Village at Meridian is treating those who donate to one of their famous "baby buns" for breakfast!

After Shoes-Day, Fleet Feet is shipping these shoes to their stores in Houston and San Antonio who are making sure that they go to the families who need them the most!

Help us show that the Treasure Valley is #HoustonStrong!