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Rebuilding Haiti one step at a time

The 1,000,000 Soles Project, a non-profit relief organization working to provide shoes for those struggling in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, will host a fundraising event in Augusta.

WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14

WHERE: First Baptist Church of Augusta, Mission Activity Center, 3500 Walton Way

ABOUT THE EVENT: The fundraiser, titled Rebuilding Haitian Communities One Step At A Time, serves as an introduction to the organization's relief efforts. The group was founded in Alabama with the goal of providing proper footwear in times of emergencies and natural disasters.
For $10, donors can provide a new pair of canvas shoes to disaster victims.

THE NEED: Currently, the organization reports, anywhere from 1.3 to 1.7 million people are displaced from their homes and living in transitional housing and tents in Haiti.
Footwear helps protect against infectious disease and the loss of limbs, as those living in camps must navigate debris and unsanitary conditions.

LEARN MORE: Call The 1,000,000 Soles Project at (334) 749-9487 or see



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broad street narrow mind
broad street narrow mind 07/06/11 - 01:12 pm
will this shoe raiser be held

will this shoe raiser be held in the new twelve-million-dollar bonus chapel or the big church?

corgimom 07/07/11 - 02:49 pm
I'd be a lot more interested

I'd be a lot more interested in helping the people of New Orleans or Tuscaloosa Alabama. Or Missouri or Montana flood victims. As in needy Americans, citizens of the USA that have suffered terrible losses due to natural disasters.

They need shoes, too. School will be starting next month for a lot of kids, where are the shoes going to come from, for them?

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