Church donates 1000 pair of shoes to children in Tuscaloosa - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Church donates 1000 pair of shoes to children in Tuscaloosa

By Curtis McCloud -   bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It was an early start for the 100 volunteers at New Birth Outreach Church Saturday morning. Their task was not easy. The church raised money to send 1000 pair of shoes to children in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

That area was one of the hardest hit by several tornadoes in April.  For 17 year old Warren Steele getting involved in this effort is something he wanted to do on his own.

"It's just been ingrained in me to give back and be part of something that is positive," Steele said.

Warren is just one of the many young people involved in today's effort. The church is working with Samaritan's Feet, an organization that helps provide shoes to over 3 million children internationally.

 New Birth Pastor Farnsworth Coleman says this is not out of the ordinary for his ministry.

"We are an outreach ministry, I'm an outreach person and I just believe that we are our brother's keeper," Coleman said.

Church member Terry Render says seeing the excitement on the children's faces is enough satisfaction for him and his family.

"To get a new pair of shoes Curtis at the beginning of the school year meant so much even to us as kids and I think it will be beneficial to someone who has lost everything," Render said.

In Tuscaloosa the volunteers are trained on foot-care. They will wash the children's feet and then give them a new pair of tennis shoes.

New Birth raised over $10,000 to buy the shoes for the children in Tuscaloosa, and today that shipment of 1000 shoes will make going back to school after a emotional year a little easier.

Copyright 2011 WTVM. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Police: 8 dead in truck, 20 dire in immigrant smuggling case

    Police: 8 dead in truck, 20 dire in immigrant smuggling case

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:50 AM EDT2017-07-23 09:50:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-07-23 14:52:34 GMT

    Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case.

    More >>

    Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case.

    More >>
  • After Craigslist scam, man can't enter his own home

    After Craigslist scam, man can't enter his own home

    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:29:14 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-23 00:29:14 GMT

    The people inside rented the home from a mystery person on Craiglist. As the law stands, because they refuse to leave, Keith Mills now has to go to court to prove he’s the rightful owner.

    More >>

    The people inside rented the home from a mystery person on Craiglist while owner Keith Mills was on vacation.. As the law stands, because the renters refuse to leave, Mills now has to go to court to prove he’s the rightful owner.

    More >>
  • NASA issues warning: You may have a bad pair of eclipse glasses

    NASA issues warning: You may have a bad pair of eclipse glasses

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-07-21 15:22:03 GMT
    The path of the total solar eciipse on August 21, 2017 crosses directly over Columbia and the Midlands. (Source: NASA)The path of the total solar eciipse on August 21, 2017 crosses directly over Columbia and the Midlands. (Source: NASA)

    As the world, the United States, and South Carolina prepared for arguably the coolest celestial event in decades, our old friends at NASA want you to know that pairs of unsafe solar eclipse glasses are being distributed. 

    More >>

    As the world, the United States, and South Carolina prepared for arguably the coolest celestial event in decades, our old friends at NASA want you to know that pairs of unsafe solar eclipse glasses are being distributed. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly