Published September 5, 2017
WILLIAMSBURG--Approximately 400 children from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky had their feet washed, had new shoes and socks placed on them, and received backpacks from about 700 volunteers at the University of the Cumberlands on Aug. 25. Around 450 of the volunteers were incoming freshman.
This was the first year that participating in “Shoes 4 the Soul” was mandatory during freshman orientation, and it was the first time the project was overseen by campus ministries. As a result, the event reported at least eight professions of faith.