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Donated Shoes For Camp Fire Survivor

A Camp Fire victim and soon to be college graduate needed a pair of shoes for a job interview, so a professor and shoe company stepped in to help.

Posted: Dec 7, 2018 11:53 PM

Chico, Calif.-- An entrepreneurial student at Chico State, Aaron Byers, lost everything in the Camp Fire except the clothes on his back.

Byers is a graduating senior and is working on getting interviews for jobs. For one interview he landed, the problem was wearing the appropriate clothes.

With a shoe size of 16, it's hard for Byers to find a good pair. He approached Professor Colleen Robb on whether or not he should wear the one pair of shoes he has, or tell his possible future employer his situation.

"I was like, do I email the company beforehand saying 'hey I'm going to wear some Vans because I don't have any shoes because all my stuff burned?' I didn't want to seem desperate and I don't want to put that pressure on a new employer," Byers said.

Professor Robb posted on Chico State's Facebook page Rise Wildcats. It caught the attention of a lot of students and the online retailer Zappos.

The company donated three pairs of black leather shoes for Byers.

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