Donate flip-flops to help a wounded soldiers

By Lia

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) -- Brand new rubber flip-flops are stacked in Brenda Frye's family room, where she has boxes ready to pack them up and so she can ship them. Her home has officially turned into "Operation Flip-Flops" to help wounded warriors.

Her daughter, Georgina Walton Floyd, is an Air Force Medical Technician currently deployed in Bagram, Afghanistan. She called her mom a few weeks ago to tell her the desperate need hospitalized soldiers have for flip-flops.

"She asked for her next care package if we could possibly mail lots of flip flops. I thought it was a strange request, so I asked her why did she need flip-flops. She explained the soldiers that she cares for in the ER in the combat hospital in Afghanistan don't have flip-flips," Frye said.

Georgina told her the wounded soldiers receive care packages with other necessities, but shower shoes or flip-flops are missing.

"Her patients walk around the hospital barefoot or mixed-matched flip-flops, or too big too small or whatever they can find on-hand."

Her daughter's request has gone viral online, with word spreading beyond the Lowcountry. Frye said she is receiving phone calls from as far as California, and many businesses have also opted to donate or have a dropoff site.

"It's become a full-time job. I'm up until two or three in the morning," she said.

She has launched a Facebook fan page, where as of Friday she had more than 300 likes. She said the mission won't be complete until every wounded soldier has flip-flops.

"We're going to start sending them to all the combat base hospitals in Afghanistan," she said.

If you would like to help you can contact Brenda Frye at 843-864-6423. You can also make a monetary donation on PayPal.

You can also donate at the following locations:{}

*Broad Street Printing

9730 Dorchester Rd Suite 9

North Charleston, Sc

*Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union

309 Goose Creek Blvd.

Goose Creek, Sc

*Blackbeard Cove Family Fun Center

3255 N. Hwy 17

Mt. Pleasant, SC

*Bonneau Pentecostle Church

153 murray Ferry Rd

Bonneau, SC

*Agent Ownerd Realty

141 North Main St.

Summerville, SC

*American Legion

116 Howe Hall Rd.

Goose Creek, Sc

*Cordsville First Baptist

1913 Hwy. 402

Moncks Corner, SC

*Curves of Goose Creek

205 N. Goose Creek Blvd

Goose Creek, SC

*Chucktown Tavern

159 Market Street

Charleston, SC

*Crafts plus

203 E. Main St.

Moncks Corner, SC

*CSL Plasma

3725 Rivers Ave Suite 7

North Charleston, SC

*College of Charleston Public Safety

81 B St. Philips St.

Charleston, SC

*Doc's Bar and Grill

Old Hwy 52

Moncks Corner, SC

*Coastal Produce

500 N. Cedar St.

Summerville, SC

*Flip Side Salon

1008 Old Hwy 52

Moncks Corner, SC

*Flip Flop Shop

4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd

North Charleston, SC

*The Harley Shop

57 South Market St.

Charleston, SC

*Ice House

104 E. Doty Ave.

Summerville, SC

*Living Tees

1389 N. Hwy 52

Moncks Corner, SC

*Lowcountry Harley Davidson

4707 Dorchester, RD

North Charleston, SC

*Maui Tan

1585 Central Ave.

Summerville, SC

*Oscars Catering and Restaurant

207 W. 5th North St.

Summerville, SC

*Old Navy (only for June 30th)

1720 Towne Center Way

Mt. Pleasant, SC

*Old Navy (only for June 30th)

4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd.

North Charleston, SC

*Old Navy (only for June 30th)

7620 Rivers Ave.

North Charleston, SC

*Rollie Pollies

9730 Dorchester Rd

Summerville, SC

* Reeves Elementry School

1003 Dubose School Rd.

Summerville, SC

*Russellville Christian Church

1681 Hwy 35

St. Stephen,SC

*Steel Horse Saloon

2003 Old Hwy 53

Moncks Corner, SC

*Sand Shack

5090 Ashley Phosphate Rd.

North Charleston, SC

*Sandlapper Group Real Estate

902 Savannah Hwy.

West Ashley, SC

*Season's OB/GYN

9279-A Medical Plaza Dr.

Summerville, SC

*Santee Circle Church

1258 N. Hwy 52

Moncks Corner, SC

*TJ'S Beef and Brew

214 St. James Blvd

Goose Creek, SC