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SANDY -- A friendly competition between neighboring cities nets more than 800 pairs of shoes to be used in humanitarian efforts.
The cities of Sandy and Cottonwood Heights engaged in the contest in April and with less than a week to go, Sandy is just slightly ahead, but a winner has yet to be named.
Shoes of all types and sizes will continue to be collected through the end of April.
Receptacles are at The Wentworth at Willow Creek Assisted Living Community at 8325 South Highland Dr., and at both mayors' offices. The Cottonwood Heights receptacle is located on the first floor of the Cottonwood Heights City office, just inside the front door, near the police station. The Sandy receptacle is located just inside the west front door of the Sandy City office.
During the first week of May, Wentworth residents and their families, along with the staff and other volunteers will gather to sort and pack the shoes for shipment on pallets.
They will then be delivered to Iraq, Afghanistan and Tonga through the local humanitarian group, Hearts and Hands for Humanity.