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Non-profit leaders overcomes Hurricane Florence to help children in Fargo

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Fargo, ND - Children across the metro will be able to take home new shoes tomorrow. For some, this will be their first pair to call their own.

Dr. Emmanuel 'Manny' Ohonme left behind his home of Charlotte, North Carolina to get to Fargo, for a good cause.

"To get here, I was actually happy to see the sunshine," says Dr. Ohonme. "We don't have to worry about any downpour or rain."

Once Ohonme got off the plane from Hector International Airport, his real mission started: his work with his non-profit called Samaritan's Feet.

"We're going to have folks actually sitting down in front of the children, washing their feet and putting on a new pair of shoes," says Ohonme.

The non-profit has partnered with Thrivent Financial to make it happen.

"So often you think that you're going to give, but we know that by giving you receive so much more," says Mike Paulson, Manager of Community Engagement.

Once Ohonme's work is finished in Fargo tomorrow, he will return to his home and hopes to help in the recovery efforts.

His team hopes to distribute specially developed shoes with anti-microbial properties that can help in natural disasters, along with third world countries.

"It's a first-of-a-kind shoe," says Ohonme. "We served over 10-thousand people in the heart of Houston during Hurricane Harvey."

If you are interested in volunteering during the event on Saturday, you can go to Bethel Church in Fargo on Saturday morning.

More details can be found here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/samaritans-feet-shoes-of-hope-event-tickets...

https://www.samaritansfeet.org/

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