CAROLINA PANTHERS WIDE RECEIVER STEVE SMITH PROVIDING NEW SHOES AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR SAN DIEGO FAMILIES
Shoes of Hope Shoe Distribution at The Grove Church in Mission Valley
WHAT: Humanitarian non-profit Samaritan’s Feet is pleased to announce its Shoes of Hope shoe distribution event in San Diego, CA.
Samaritan’s Feet is working with The Grove Church to serve approximately 800 men, women and children.
The Grove Church guests will receive new athletic shoes and socks, and have their feet washed by volunteers from the community.
WHEN: December 15, 2012 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Grove Church
4562 Alvarado Canyon Rd. San Diego, CA 92120
WHO: NFL Wide Receiver Steve Smith has partnered with Samaritan’s Feet to make this event possible. The Grove Church, along with in-kind sponsor KIA of El Cajon is hosting the Samaritan’s Feet organized event.
Smith will be on site to serve Saturday afternoon before the Carolina Panthers vs. San Diego Chargers game on Sunday.
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ABOUT SAMARITAN’S FEET: Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes. There are an estimated 300 million children who go without shoes every day and more than one million that die each year from foot borne disease. Our goal is to provide 10 million pairs of shoes for children in the next 10 years, and since 2003 Samaritan’s Feet and its team of ambassadors have blessed more than four million children in more than 60 nations.
Samaritan’s Feet was started in 2003 by Manny Ohonme who received his first pair of shoes at the age of nine from a missionary. Those shoes allowed him to learn and play the game of basketball, which ultimately earned him a scholarship to the University of North Dakota (Lake Region). Manny went on to receive his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and pursued a successful career in supply chain software industries. A simple pair of shoes and the kindness and compassion shared by this missionary changed the course of Manny’s life. Learn more at www.samaritansfeet.org.
ABOUT THE GROVE CHURCH: Located at 4562 Alvarado Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92120, The Grove Church’s mission statement is simple: To Know Him and Make Him Known. Learn more at www.sdgrove.org.
Brian Williams 619-954-4276
Green Flash Public Relations