Dr. Sourendra Raut performs a free foot exam on a homeless man. (click for larger version)
December 13, 2013
ATLANTA — Two local surgeons gave more than 80 homeless men free foot exams, shoes and socks.
Drs. Gary Stewart and Sourendra Raut of Resurgens Orthopaedics continued the practice's commitment to serving others through their charitable work at the "Our Hearts to Your Soles" event.
Raut, who practices at the Resurgens Cumming office, and Stewart, who practices at the Resurgens offices in Henry and Morrow, said they enjoyed participating in the eighth annual outreach effort.
The 2013 Our Hearts to Your Soles event, held at the Central Night Shelter in downtown Atlanta, served more than 80 men. Each man received a foot exam, a new pair of shoes and two new pairs of socks. Forrest McMahan of McMahan Shoes measures the men's feet so they get appropriately fitting shoes.
Nationwide, there are about 50 sites and the program provides shoes to close to 5,000 people each year.
"There are so many in our city who need a helping hand," Raut said. "It is an honor and a privilege to be able to give back to our community in this manner."