From April 10 through May 15, members of California United Methodist Church collected over 475 pairs of shoes for The Shoeman Project which takes collected shoes and gives them a second life by selling them to exporters for resale in developing countries. The shoes protect the owners from parasites and infections. Then with the money collected from the sales of the shoes well-drilling rigs, water filtration systems and other supplies are purchased to bring clean, fresh water to those in need.
Cassandra Buckingham and Robin Staton helped organize the shoe drive. Buckingham said she found out about The Shoeman Project by listening to Bott Radio on 89.9FM.
For more of this story check out the May 18 issue of the California Democrat.