Padma Lakshmi Helps Donate 15,000 Pairs of Shoes to Hurricane Sandy Victims
By Michael Lewittes | 12:00 pm, November 16th, 2012
Padma Lakshmi is the latest star to lend a helping hand to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
On Thursday, the “Top Chef” host joined Westin Hotels & Resorts and New Balance to launch the brands’ exclusive gear lending program in New York.
Lakshmi, along with thousands of Westin associates from around the world, participated in a 5-kilometer run to raise money for “Soles4Souls,” which collects new shoes to give suffering relief victims.
Altogether, the run collected 15,000 pairs of shoes, a majority of which will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims on the East Coast.
Lakshmi is the latest high-profile supporter of Sandy relief efforts.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to Sandy relief efforts.