Docs for Socks

 

Docs for Socks

Anna Jaques Hospital partners with local podiatrists to collect socks for the homeless

 

NEWBURYPORT, MA – Newburyport Podiatrists Dr. Angela Barnes and Dr. James J. DiResta partnered with Anna Jaques Hospital in the “Sox for Socks” program and collected close to 500 pairs of socks for the homeless this December. Sox for Socks, named after the program’s largest supporter the Boston Red Sox, collects socks for homeless men, women and children through Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.

 

Why socks? The answer is simple: homeless men and women who live in shelters and on the streets spend much of their time outside and are often exposed to rain, snow, ice and cold temperatures; leaving many to wear soaking wet socks and shoes for days or weeks at a time. As you can imagine, these circumstances can result in serious infections and ailments, such as immersion foot or frostbite. The best way to prevent these types of conditions is to keep feet clean, dry, and warm.

 

Collection boxes were hosted at Anna Jaques Hospital and the Newburyport Podiatry practice of Dr. DiResta and Dr. Barnes 37 ½ Forrester Street Professional Building in Newburyport. Hospital employees and patients of Drs. DiResta and Barnes rallied around this program in an incredible way and the socks will be delivered to Boston Healthcare for the Homeless this month.

 

Caption: Podiatrists Dr. James J. DiResta and Dr. Angela Barnes pose with close to 500 pairs of socks collected through the Sox for Socks drive.

Caption: Podiatrists Dr. James J. DiResta and Dr. Angela Barnes pose with close to 500 pairs of socks collected through the Sox for Socks drive.

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