Samaritan's Feet is an international organization dedicated to inspiring hope in children by "providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities."

On New Year's Day, the non-profit is bringing 600 pairs of "opportunity" to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  Samaritan's Feet has teamed up with Central City Church of God for a huge distribution event.  The timing, given the fact that parts of Muhlenberg County are still cleaning up and recovering from devastating December 10th tornadoes, couldn't be more perfect.

Shoes distributed by Samaritan's Feet are for ANY child, regardless of circumstance.  Each pair of shoes comes brand new in the box and there all sizes available for children of all ages.

The distribution event begins at 10am CST Saturday, January 1st and continues until 3pm (or while supplies last).  I'm guessing, with the immense need in the community, that stockpile of shoes will be claimed quickly.  Some families in the area lost virtually everything in the storms.

Of course, an endeavor this ambitious requires a steady supply of volunteers.  Central City Church of God is actively recruiting folks to help.

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As you can see from the poster above, the Samaritan's Feet distribution event will take place in the church's Fellowship Hall at 804 Federal Street.

Samaritan's Feet made news recently when it announced that it was sending 10,000 pairs of shoes to the Commonwealth of Kentucky immediately following the December 10th storms. In fact, just before Christmas, a similar distribution event took place in Dawson Springs, where Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Lt. Gov Jacqueline Coleman, UK Coach John Calipari  and former UK Wildcat basketball players helped distribute 5,000 pairs of shoes to children whose families are being housed at Kentucky State Parks resorts.

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