Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Soles for Souls

I love programs like Soles for Souls which facilitate our teaching our children to do good for others while at the same time being good stewards of the blessings God has shared with us. Here's some information on this program which is responding to people in need as a result of the recent hurricanes:

As you may know, the current hurricane season is upon us and is already a very busy one. While we collectively breathed a sigh of relief that Hurricane Gustav spared New Orleans a direct hit, we know that the other hurricanes lining up in the Caribbean pose a dire threat to the safety of hundreds of thousands of people.

Many of you stood with us when we sent aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina and made an enormous impact on the lives of many grateful people.

Now, we need your help again.

Soles4Souls has already set aside 50,000 pairs of shoes and boots to be donated to people in the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States, and we hope we won't need more. But Hurricane Ike, already a Category 4 storm, is taking aim at Florida, Georgia or the Carolinas, and we anticipate the need will be great.

Will you partner with us by hosting a shoe drive or collecting cash donations to help us make a difference in the lives of thousands of people? We can use nearly any type of footwear and the cash we raise will be directed solely to aiding victims of the storms so they can rebuild their communities. As always, your donations are tax-deductible.

If you can give, please visit our website at www.giveshoes.org or call us at 615-391-5723.

Your direct involvement in our mission is what keeps people on their feet and gives hope in an otherwise hopeless situation.

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