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Students to Receive New Shoes, Socks from Samaritan’s Feet

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

September 19, 2019

Students to Receive New Shoes, Socks from Samaritan’s Feet

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Approximately 700 students from Grand Forks Public Schools will be the recipients of new shoes as part of the 6th annual Samaritan’s Feet Back-to-School distribution on September 21st from 2-5 p.m. at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Each recipient will receive a new pair of shoes and socks and have their feet washed by a community volunteer, including University of North Dakota students and student-athletes.

Also attending the event will be Emmanuel “Manny” Ohome, the founder of Samaritan’s Feet. You can learn more about Manny’s story by visiting

Samaritan’s Feet is a humanitarian aid organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of children around the world and adorning them with new shoes. Since its founding in 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and its partners have served over 7 million people worldwide, including in 395 U.S. cities in 42 states.

NOTE: Samaritan’s Feet politely requests event day coverage only to be able to respectfully accommodate those that were pre-registered. No walk-ins will be accepted.


Contact: Denise Blomberg, Regional Director for Samaritan’s Feet,, 605-310-3948.