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Shoes for those in need


One southwest Georgia church is putting one foot forward in an effort to help those in need.

First Baptist Church of Leesburg joined forces this Christmas with a non-profit organization called Soles for Souls.

They held a special Children's Celebration Choir concert in honor of the campaign.

The church asked it's members to bring in gently-used or new shoes to donate to people in over 120 countries world-wide.

"These shoes will go to people who have no shoes so it will be received so well, it will be such a joy, and I wish I could be there to see them when they get them, that would be a wonderful thing," says Pastor Bobby Harrell, First Baptist Church of Leesburg.

Since 2005, Soles for Souls has given away more than 16-million pairs of new or gently-worn shoes.

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