NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Carrie Jernigan speaks Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, during the River Valley Kick Start at Alma Middle School. Inspired by her daughter, Harper, Jernigan bought all 1,500 pairs of shoes from a closing Payless Shoe Source in Fort Smith. Her effort national publicity and thousands of dollars in donations, which she used to buy more shoes and school supplies for kids going back to school.
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