During the month of September, Brookings Health System’s Wound Care team is encouraging community members to donate new pairs of socks to those in need locally. A collection box is located inside Brookings Health System’s 22nd Avenue entrance through September 30.
Socks are one of the most requested items in the winter for those less fortunate and donating to this cause will help prevent foot-related health complications. There are numerous health problems that can result from not having or wearing socks, including:
“The simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem if the body’s normal healing process is affected,” said Kimberly Long, Director of Brookings Health System’s Wound Center. “With colder months ahead, it is important to protect your skin by adding warm layers. This includes covering your head and ears, choosing insulating mittens or gloves and wearing warm socks.”
All collected socks will be donated to Brookings Salvation Army for struggling individuals and families in Brookings County. Learn more about Brookings Salvation Army and ways to support those in need by visiting www.salarmybrookings.org.
September 9, 2021