Sunday, September 23, 2012
This new community service initiative, plus several back-to-school activities were a great springboard for this Eureka school's new year.
St. Mark's Lutheran School in Eureka is off to a great start for the 2012-13 school year. Students already are working hard on their first service project of the year: Helping Shoeman Water Projects, a non-profit organization whose volunteers raise money for wells and water purification systems in Africa. Students are donating shoes, chapel offerings and volunteer hours. Pastor George "The Shoeman" Hutchings recently stopped by St. Mark's School to say hello and attend weekly chapel service with students. St. Mark's students also are enjoying the addition of a new, state-of-the-art media center, which features new Dell computers, updated software and flooring from Zickel Flooring. In addition, this summer, volunteers painted and …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Shoeman Water Projects' volunteers embark on massive drive June 14-16 to collect new or gently worn shoes as way to provide water for those who thirst. Stop includes Walmart Supercenter in Eureka.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Dan Barger
Monday, June 11, 2012
George "The Shoeman" Hutchings is teaming up with Kingdom Seeds Outreach, of Fenton, and local Walmart stores across the area—including the Walmart Supercenter in Eureka—on a massive drive to collect shoes and turn them into clean drinking water. The shoes will get a second life as affordable shoes in developing countries, and their sale will fund drills or water filtration systems that can access fresh water. The organizers are accepting new or gently used shoes. They need to be tied or bagged together. Every donation will go to the purchase of needed water well-drilling equipment. See related story on the Shoeman Water Projects operation. The goal is to collect 250,000 shoes at the three-day event, June 14-16. There are 25 participating …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The biggest national football battle is over, but a lasting outcome of the game is continuing from Wildwood this week and sending a ripple effect to Africa.
After Sunday evening, West St. Louis County-based Shoeman Water Projects had 2,803 more pairs of shoes from Living Word United Methodist's third annual 'Shoe-per Bowl Party' in Wildwood headed toward ensuring more people in Africa will have the chance for clean water. Rich Kim and his wife, Nancy, of St. Peters, MO, attended the Shoe-per Bowl Party at Living Word Sunday to meet with the several hundred teenagers about the mission of raising funds for clean water in Kenya from selling new and used shoes that are donated, like the pile that accumulated at the Living Word altar Sunday. Admission for attendees of the Shoe-per Bowl Party is donated shoes, that volunteers, such as the Kims, come by during the game's halftime and pick up. He told…