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CHARITY Local Orphan Souls drive gathers 1,900 pairs of shoes

Erica ApodacaMay 14, 2019

Scores of children on three continents will get new shoes after almost 40 Southeast Texas churches and businesses took in donations of more than 1,900 pairs.

In the one-month donation period for the ninth annual Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls shoe drive, the shoes were dropped off at several locations across Southeast Texas and later transported to KLBT radio station, where they were sorted and distributed to the main location in Dallas.

Among the donation centers in Southeast Texas were almost 10 churches, one being the Little Cypress Baptist Church in Orange.

“We participate in the drive to show the love of Jesus,” donation coordinator Linda Woodward said. “There are children who don’t have shoes and to be able to meet their need is a blessing.”

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