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LRFD and Ozark Water collect shoes for charity
LRFD and Ozark Water collect shoes for charity

Little Rock Fire Fighters are joining forces with a local non profit group Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. in an effort to collect new or used shoes to send to South America, Haiti and Kenya. Ozark Water Projects will help residents of these areas resell these shoes or barter them for other goods. Then the money will be used to purchase well-drilling rigs, water filtration systems, and other supplies to bring clean, fresh water to those in need.

Typical water transportation in Africa includes a bucket of some sort and sturdy feet. Walking a mile or more each way to collect water for drinking, watering animals and crops, or for cleaning and washing is not uncommon. Affordable shoes are a life saving tool as they protect the new owner’s feet and overall health from foot abrasions, parasites and mites.

An announcement about how Little Rock Fire Fighters will work with this project, and how citizens can take part too, will be made today at 10 a.m. at the Central Fire Station.