A local church wants you to clean out your closet and put the shoes you no longer need or wear to good use.  The Shoeman mission sells new & used shoes to raise money for well drilling rigs, water purification systems, and other supplies to bring clean, fresh water to those in need.  The Faith Fellowship Church in Alton is holding a shoe drive through the month of January.

That means there is time to go through your closets and ask your friends and family members to do the same.  Associate Pastor at Faith Fellowship, David Blackburn, says they collected over 1,100 pairs of shoes last year.

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Since 2008, the non-profit Shoeman Water Project has sent four water drilling rigs to Kenya and teams to Haiti to assemble water purification systems and to repair pumps.  The church will be open to the community for drop off.  Faith Fellowship is located just north of Illinois 255 on Seminary Road.  For more information, follow the link:


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