By Shiela Yorks
On March 12, 2016, Mifflinburg United Methodist Church and Pine Grove UMC, Mifflintown, shipped 1,897 pair of shoes to the mission project Soles4Souls, a not-for-profit global enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. (soles4souls.org)
Both churches gathered the slightly used shoes over the past year to make their collection such a success. Creative Plantscapes’ owners Mike and Stacy Derk supplied the truck to ship the shoes to Doylestown, PA, one of the mission’s drop-off centers.