That's about 20 times the usual batch, said Laurel resident Mike Bleything, vice district governor for the Lions Club's District 22-C.
The district includes Montgomery, Prince George's, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties and Washington, D.C.
"We usually send down 2,000 [pairs] at a time," Bleything
said."We have already donated over 8,000… since July .We're up to over 48,000 now."