Hi we are Courtney and Kelley Hurley U.S. Olympic Bronze Medal Fencers. We are currently here in Houston training for Tokyo 2020. We were born in Houston Texas and seeing the destruction and displacement of so many people caused by Harvey is hard. There are so many people and their needs are so great.
Yesterday we delivered 300 pair of compression socks to First Responders, Military Personnel, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Paramedics, Emergency Personnel, and Volunteers who are hard at work behind the scenes at the George R. Brown Convention Center, NRG Stadium, and BBVA Stadium. We quickly realized that there were many that we could not provide with socks.
There are over 5,000 volunteers who are working long hours on their feet to meet the needs and demands of those displaced.
We are asking for your help with providing compression socks to all of these courageous individuals.
Our goal is 15,000 pair(5,000 small, 5,000 medium, and 5,000 large).
Why Compression Socks ?
Blisters on their feet and muscle fatigue in their legs are what they are currently battling the most as they continue to help displaced Houstonians battle back from the devastation caused by Harvey. But you will not hear them complain. They will soldier on regardless. Today we are their voice.
Compression socks are a main part of our training and recovery. For a Fencer our feet and legs are our number one priority.
Compression socks will help keep their feet dry as they work long days in the heat, minimize friction on their toes and feet which helps prevent blisters, and increase blood circulation in their legs so they can stand longer, cramp less, and help with faster muscle recovery while they are resting.
Once we meet our goal, along with our families and volunteers we will personally go out and hand deliver the socks to each location and to all the Relief personnel.
A special thank you to all the First Responders, Military Personnel, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Paramedics, Emergency Personnel, Volunteers and brave civilians for all that you are doing. Thanks for sharing the amazing stories and your courage. Salute to the entire UT Health US Army, EMS, #Firefighters, ER Staff, Red Cross, Mobile Dentist, Doctors, and Nurses.
These men and women need our support as much as the survivors they are helping. Let us stand up and help tow-the- line.
Thank you for your donation!