SOURCE: Soles4Souls Inc.

January 16, 2007 18:10 ET

Soles4Souls™ Inc. Travels to Guatemala to Deliver Free Shoes

NASHVILLE, TN and QUETZALTENANGO, GUATEMALA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 16, 2007 -- Five team members from Soles4Souls Inc., the international charity dedicated to providing free footwear to needy people around the world, are in Guatemala this week to donate more than 1,000 pairs of shoes to residents in rural communities.

"This effort underscores our commitment to provide a basic service for hurting people around the world," said Paul Wilson, President of Soles4Souls Inc. "We are thrilled to be able to offer the people of Guatemala these free shoes," he said.

Nelson Wilson, a dentist in Old Hickory, Tennessee, will be providing free dental care to residents in and around Quetzaltenango (also called Xela), in Southwestern Guatemala. "This is the awesome part of what Nelson brings to our footwear distribution," Paul Wilson said. "As a dentist he can take a team that can provide these services as well as distribute shoes. In the past, Nelson has also helped build a bakery that is providing bread for this region on a daily basis."

In partnership with David Doss of Maya Mesoamerican Ministries, which operates in Guatemala, the Soles4Souls team will travel into remote mountain villages around Xela to help residents with the gift of shoes.

"We are excited that our team of volunteers and doctors is making such a direct impact on the people in that region," Wilson said. "We feel blessed to be able to provide shoes and medical care on behalf of our supporters here in North America," he said.

About Soles4Soles

Nashville-based Soles4Souls™ facilitates the donations of shoes, which will be used to aid the hurting worldwide. Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate footwear (both new and used). Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit or call (888) 840-7074.

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