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on 1st & 3rd Sundays
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Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
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THE SHOEMAN PROJECT
– Did you know that a single pair of shoes can provide a lifetime
of clean water for one person? Rev. George Hutchings does and he
has made it his mission to bring clean water to Kenya, one pair of shoes
at a time. Better known as the “Shoeman”, Hutchings is often quoted as
saying, “I don’t want your money, I want your soul. Your shoe sole, that
is!” To fund his clean water initiative, Hutchings collects used shoes
and sells them to a local recycler. He uses the proceeds to purchase
drilling rigs and towing vehicles used to provide clean water for
However, the Shoeman Project is about more than just clean water. The
project makes affordable shoes available to thousands in South America,
as the local recycler ships the shoes to South America’s used shoe
market. The project also makes an economic impact in the United States
through the sale of unwanted shoes, the purchase of drilling rigs and
towing vehicles, and the cost of shipping. Finally, the project provides
ongoing training and jobs for Kenyans who continue the drilling process
throughout the year. In 2008, Hutchings collected 156,000 pairs of
shoes, which at 35 cents per pound, allowed him to purchase and ship two
hydraulic drilling rigs. These two rigs have already dug wells that pump
clean water for over 120,000 people!
How can you help? Clean out your closets! Spread the word! Any type of
gently used shoe is accepted. Tie them together with the shoe strings or
put a rubber band around them.
Look for collection bins at both the church and wing entrances.
The St. Louis Heartland Region of Thrivent Financial is excited to
partner with the Shoeman Project to help Hutchings reach his goal of
more than 300,000 pairs of shoes in 2010.
Rev. Christopher Decker
Ph: 792 - 5965
Mt. Pulaski, Il 62548-1256
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Pulaski Lutheran school children
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Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church USA Military Remembrance Day
"RUN FOR THE FALLEN"
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Lawn Ceremony - Aug. 22, 2008
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