Travis_Hayes-web.jpgMayville State University recently concluded a drive to collect socks for people using the services of Traill County Social Services and Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) in Grand Forks. In the drive, sponsored by Mayville State’s Comet Council for Gender Equity and Safety, 786 pairs of socks were collected. New and used socks in good condition were accepted.

Statistics show the population of North Dakota at 739,482 in 2014. In 2012, the homeless population was 2,070. Within the 2,070 homeless individuals, 18.96% had experienced domestic violence. The socks will help to keep the feet of folks within this population warm and protected. 

Photo caption: Travis Hayes, a Mayville State freshman from Hatton, N.D. is pictured with some of the 786 pairs of socks collected in Mayville State’s Socks for Hope drive this spring. The Socks for Hope project was the brain child of Travis, who will be a member of Mayville State’s Peer Leaders organization for the 2015-16 school year.