Sons of Anarchy star Rusty Coones(Quinn),owner of Illusion Motorcycles and guitarist for Attika 7, his wife K.O. along with the American Soldier Network are working to shoe the shoeless, give willing citizens a chance to work and donate funds thru A.S.N, to pass on to further benefit its continuing campaigns for the U.S. military wounded and recovering soldiers.
Coones, an ardent supporter of military-based causes and support including numerous motorcycle fund-raising rides, and Annie Nelson, the head of the American Solider Network partnered in a Used Shoes Campaign to act as a three-fold program: to refurbish used shoes for citizens of impoverished and communities in 3rd World Countries, employ local workers by giving them a trade and repairing and refabricating donated footwear and finally, to create enough support to reach their goal of 30,0000 donated pairs as a bridge to a $10,000 donation check to aid America’s combat wounded and combat injured by using the monies to aid the American Soldier Network 7th Annual Christmas S.W.A.G. Bag (Showing Warriors America’s Gratitude) campaign. Recycle, Employ and Donate is their program’s mantra. In addition, the program will help alleviate some of the 630+million shoes that are thrown into land fills every years creating chemical compound breakdown nightmare. The Campaign hopes to help create similar programs to help not only heal those who are without but to also help heal the environment.
The goal is set for 30,000 pairs of slightly worn shoes, boots, sneakers to be refurbished and sent FREE to communities and with these act of goodwill, local workers will earn a paycheck for their expertise with the end game being substantial monetary funding for the Wounded Warrior organization. Just like in Charming, a SON is working to make his home a better, cleaner and more charitable place.
The Deadline for donating shoes (25 pairs per hefty bag, tied) is OCTOBER 27, 2013 with the FINAL DROP DAY PARTY at the SHOE HQ ILLUSION MOTORCYCLES (see below) from 11:00 am -4:00 PM. Donations hours are Mon-Fri from 9am to 5PM. For an appointment or donation contact Katherine at 714-894-1942. Numerous other drop-off sites listed below.
Njusjon Cycles 14726 Goldenwest Street Westminster CA 92683
Fast Frame 25800 Jeronimo #701 Mission Viejo CA 92691
Microsoft Store 578 The Shops at Mission Viejo Mission Viejo CA 92691
Navy Federal Credit Union 18709 Brookhurst Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
SWEETWATER Harlev Davidson 3201 Hoover Ave National City, CA 91950 (619) 477-4477
Harley Davidson 14522 Valley Center Dr. Victorville 92395 *760-951-1119
Nick’s Computer Works 25434 W. Main St. Barstow 92311 *760-447-4004
Motorcycle Center 2380 West Main St. Barstow
Senior Center 555 Melissa Ave. Barstow
Senior Thrift Store 907 East Williams St. Barstow
All Recycling 931 West Main St. Barstow
Kennedy’s Custom Cycles 3028 San Luis Rey Rd Oceanside, CA 92058