Samaritan’s Feet in Charlotte preparing to travel to areas hit by Florence

Samaritan's Feet sending help after hurricane

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Volunteers in the warehouse at Samaritan’s Feet in Charlotte are busy packing boxes of shoes and clothing that they’ll deliver to people affected by Hurricane Florence.

"When disasters like this hit, people think about the food, water and shelter, they forget about their feet," Founder Manny Ohonme said.

A team of six people is preparing to leave the warehouse on Oct. 11 to go to Laurinburg, Dillon, Lumberton, Newbern and Morehead City.

Volunteers in the warehouse at Samaritan's Feet in Charlotte are busy packing boxes of shoes and clothing that they'll deliver to people affected by Hurricane Florence.
Volunteers in the warehouse at Samaritan's Feet in Charlotte are busy packing boxes of shoes and clothing that they'll deliver to people affected by Hurricane Florence. (Caroline Hicks)

“We’re there to encourage them, to love them, to say we’re gonna get through this stuff together,” Ohonme said.

Part of their work includes washing people’s feet and offering them clean shoes. They’ll deliver World Shoes 12,000 shoes that kills bacteria and fungi prevalent after flooding.

They did the same during Hurricane Harvey, but this time around it hits close to home.

"We're based in North Carolina so if our fellow Carolinians need us, we're going to be there," Eddie Bennett, Director of Global Logistics, said.

They work on the ground with local organizations to serve those who need it most. That includes working in shelters and schools.

"When you meet someone who actually cares enough to give you hope that changes your whole outcome on life," Bennett said.

They are always looking for more volunteers and donations.

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