QUEEN CREEK, Az., June 9, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- More than 550 men, women and children in the Western Hemisphere's most impoverished country received a new pair of flip flops this week, as a team of God Feet representatives traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. God Feet, a Faith inspired footwear Company gives a pair of new shoes to someone in need for each pair purchased. The team visited 7 orphanages and talked with countless Port-au-Prince locals, bringing a message of hope through Faith Inspired flip flops.
There are over 1.5 million orphans in Haiti. Most orphanages are underfunded, under staffed and the children have nothing to call their own. "To a child who has nothing, a new pair of shoes means the world" Says Co-Founder Shannon Gillette, who was along for the trip. "We were able to spread the gospel through sandals, and help each child truly believe that they are special and not forgotten," Shannon added.
Many people in Haiti suffer from infection, parasites and disease caused from walking without shoes. "Given the conditions and warm climate in Haiti, flip flops are a great way to protect them from open sores and soil transmitted parasites caused from walking barefoot," David Gillette, Founder of God Feet mentioned when talking about his recent trip to Haiti. God Feet sandals were specially designed for rough terrain, while featuring inspirational scripture and design.
In addition to visiting Haiti this week, God Feet has also launched a program called "Back 2 Church." Churches all around the world can raise money and free God Feet for their mission teams by simply requesting their own unique promo code. Church members, friends and family can go to www.Godfeet.com and enter their special promo code at checkout. God Feet will then track every purchase made and match every pair back to that organization, in addition to a $2 donation for every matched pair. Mission teams all over the world will be able to provide a new and innovative dimension to God's work, and perform their very own Flip Flop Drops.
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Vice President, God Feet