Monday, July 17, 2017


Greenville, OH (August 2017) – Three local churches are helping to provide safe water to people around the world by hosting a shoe drive from August 1 – 31, 2017. Shoes of any style, size and condition can be dropped off at Greenville Church of the Brethren located at 421 Central Avenue, First Presbyterian Church located at 114 East Fourth Street, and First United Methodist Church located at 202 West Fourth Street during office hours. The shoes will be donated to WaterStep, an organization that uses training and technology to create long-lasting water solutions for developing countries. Once the shoes are collected and donated to WaterStep, they are sold to an exporter. The funds raised from the sale of the shoes go to WaterStep’s work of providing safe water solutions to people in third world communities and disaster hit areas. The shoes are then re-purposed and re-sold in marketplaces providing affordable footwear to those in need. WaterStep collects an average 30,000 pounds of waste that is kept from going into landfills.


WaterStep, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organization that works to fight the global water crisis by addressing the root causes of waterborne illness.

More than 780 million people in the world lack access to safe drinking water; a child dies every 30 seconds from waterborne illness. WaterStep works to develop and implement sustainable solutions to the global water crisis by equipping people around the world with the tools, technology and training to provide safe water in their own communities. Since 2001, WaterStep has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in almost two dozen countries including Haiti, Kenya, India, Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Costa Rica. To learn more, call (502) 568-6342 or visit

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