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IRD unloads TOMS shoes for kids in need

IRD has delivered tens of thousands of shoes to children in need. (Photo source: WLOX News) IRD has delivered tens of thousands of shoes to children in need. (Photo source: WLOX News)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

International Relief and Development in Gulfport received a truckload of TOMS shoes at its Gulfport headquarters Thursday, but they weren't to keep. 

Members of the Harrison Central and Gulfport High School baseball and basketball teams helped unload hundreds of boxes of shoes that will make their way to those in need on the Coast, and in Louisiana. 

The fourth round of giving with TOMS in the last two years, the act of kindness teaches valuable lessons to students. 

"If a tragedy happens, I know we would want the same and have people to help us, too," said Dayquan Perkins, Harrison Central Basketball team. 

IRD has delivered tens of thousands of new shoes to children throughout the Coast and Southeast.

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