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‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children

From left, Linda Ralston, Angela Horvath, Judy Young, and Pat Mustard with the shoe boxes just delivered to the Collection Center and ready to be packaged and shipped.
From left, Linda Ralston, Angela Horvath, Judy Young, and Pat Mustard with the shoe boxes just delivered to the Collection Center and ready to be packaged and shipped.

On Monday morning Nov. 21, a trailer loaded with 1707 shoe boxes filled with gifts for needy children collected by local churches and individuals departed West Union for distribution around the world as part of “Operation Christmas Child”.
Operation Christmas child is a worldwide children’s project of Samaritan’s Purse, an International Christian relief organization headed by Franklin Graham, that collects gift-filled shoe boxes and delivers them to children living in desperate situations around the world.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoe boxes to more than 134 million children in more than 150 countries and territories.
The Adams County collection point this year was again at the West Union Christian Union Church, where volunteers collected and placed the filled shoe boxes into larger shipping boxes.
image_454On Nov. 21 they were hauled to the area collection point in Hillsboro for transport to North Carolina where they will be checked and prepared for shipment to needy children around the world.
The West Union Christian Union Church would like to thank each person and church that prepared a shoe box and those who helped in the week long collection and packing effort.
Any individual, church, club, or group can fill a shoe box. If you would be interested in participating next year or have questions, please call Angela Horvath, Adams County Collection Point Coordinator at (937) 217-6620.

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