Volunteers at the Charlotte Rescue Mission spent Easter morning kneeling over the tired and worn feet of the city’s homeless population, hoping to spread some hope along the way.
“We wanted to make the love of God so real that you can touch it,” said the Rev. Tony Marciano, executive director of the Charlotte Rescue Mission.
In addition to its midday meal, the organization’s Easter Sunday event included a partnership with Samaritan’s Feet to give 218 pairs of shoes to guests.
Guests were also given the option of having their feet washed.
The shoe giveaway kicked off at 6:15 a.m. Sunday while breakfast was served in the dining hall and movies were broadcast in the chapel. It ended around 10 a.m.
“It was a privilege to be a part of that experience,” volunteer Christy Seay of Matthews said. “It amazed me how open they were to sharing their burdens and allowing me to sit and pray with them. It was very special.”
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