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11-year-old girl kickstarts effort to collect 250 pairs of new shoes for Harvey victims

An 11-year-old girl from Plano, Texas, is stepping up to help her fellow Texans in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Sixth-grader Brooke Cobb has set up a crowdfunding page in the hopes of collecting 250 pairs of new shoes to send along to the victims of Harvey, an effort she's dubbed "Harvey Soles." Cobb also aims to raise $1,000 to put toward purchasing more shoes.

"Dear North Texas, Houston needs our help!" Cobb wrote on her page. "Let's join together to assist with the relief efforts for those in need."

As of Thursday morning, Cobb had raised $1,280. She's accepting shoes of "any size or gender," and asks that all donations are made at the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.

"Everybody deserves a new pair of shoes," Cobb said.