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Shoebox Team Travels To South Africa To See Impact


August 19, 2019

Kathy Merrill traveled in June to South Africa. (Courtesy photo)

In June, Brevard resident Kathy Merrill traveled to Durban, South Africa, as part of a team of year-round volunteers with Operation Christmas Child (OCC).

The team went to see firsthand how the shoeboxes collected during the third week in November each year are used in the local ministry of OCC, according to a press release. Shoeboxes had been sent to the national team in South Africa and they planned and executed the events at churches and schools.

The team attended 15 distribution events and three graduation services. One distribution was at Rose of Sharon Church. Children and parent...

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