Monday, August 04, 2008

Holy Cross Walks the Talk with Shoe Drive

A church in Olive Branch, MS is putting feet -- or rather, shoes -- on its faith.

In about four weeks, Holy Cross Episcopal Church, has collected more than one pair for each of its approximately 120 members.

"We've got over 160 pairs already," said Rev. Bruce Cheney, Holy Cross' pastor. "We had one lady bring 10 pairs -- cleaning out her closet, I guess."

Cheney is calling for other local churches to join Holy Cross in the effort. Sometime in September, the congregation will end its shoe drive and send the "gently used" footwear to the Soles4Souls' warehouse in Tennessee.

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