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Samaritan’s Feet is proud to announce its National Day of Service event
Samaritan’s Feet is proud to announce its National Day of Service event

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Samaritan's Feet)

Samaritan’s Feet is proud to announce its National Day of Service event in Atlanta, GA.  These efforts are to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 17, 2011 more than 500 kids will receive new shoes and a message of hope from 10am-2pm at Rescue Atlanta Church, 410 Englewood Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315. 

More than 100 volunteers will wash the feet of the children and place a new pair of shoes on their feet.  The volunteers will wash the feet of the children and share a special message of hope. As Dr. King stood for more than just marches and rallies, his concept of “somebodiness,” which symbolized the celebration of human worth and the conquest of subjugation, gave the impoverished hope and a sense of dignity. His courage inspired a nation to service, which will be lived out on this National Day of Service.

“It is our goal to help communities reach deeper into their neighborhoods by; demonstrating this act of servant-leadership and humility, provide for a basic need, and to share a message of hope to those in need,” said Manny Ohonme, founder and CEO of Samaritan’s Feet. “Each year the Corporation for National and Community Service honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by asking Americans to serve others and on January 17th over 2,000 volunteers will do so in a very profound way”.

In cities including: Springdale, AR; Cincinnati; Charlotte; Indianapolis; Memphis; Kansas City; Washington DC; San Bernardino; Houston; Atlanta; New Orleans; and Miami people of diverse backgrounds will join together to symbolize a unified effort and spread a message of hope.

About Samaritan's Feet
Samaritan’s Feet is a 501(c) 3, humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes. There are an estimated 300 million children who go without shoes every day and more than 1 million that die each year from foot borne disease. Our goal is to provide 10 million pairs of shoes for 10 million impoverished children in the next 10 years, and since 2003 Samaritan’s Feet and its team of 70,000 ambassadors have blessed nearly 3 million children in over 40 nations.