U.S. Bank employees collect socks for the homeless

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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 12:00 am

Local U.S. Bank employees are aiming to change lives one pair of socks at a time.

Employees in Omaha, Lincoln and Council Bluffs have donated a total of 1,624 pairs of socks to three local nonprofit groups, including Siena/Francis House, People’s City Mission and Mohm’s Place.

The socks were collected at an annual meeting of U.S. Bank employees in Omaha.

“Socks are an important part of our mission,” said Kathy Gaines of Siena Francis House in Omaha, in a prepared statement. “When (homeless people's) feet get wet or cold it dramatically increases their chance of developing frostbite. Socks are such a simple thing, but in the winter it is one of the most important things we can do.”

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