Operation Compassion Delivers Shoes to Romania

By , October 4, 2007

In an effort to continue international scope, Operation Compassion and their international network of partners have sent two containers of shoes to Oradea, Romania. These shoes are going to the Medical/Chaplains/Care Center for distribution to inmates and gypsies. Operation Compassion was able to procure the shoes in Bulgaria and secure a partial shipping grant from its network of partners. The remaining finances to insure the shoes delivery to Oradea was raised from other sources.
During the next several weeks, staff and volunteers will be distributing the shoes to the gypsies living in the surrounding area. Gypsies in Romania are living in desperate circumstances, well below poverty levels. The majority of the gypsy children have never owned a pair of shoes. However, through this partnership, more than 16,000 pairs of shoes will be distributed to these impoverished communities.

In Romania, prison inmates do not receive clothing from the state. It is up to each family to care for their incarcerated loved one. Many inmates do not have shoes because of the expense. As part of the Care Center’s ongoing ministry, a portion of the shoes will be designated for distribution to the local prisons and jail. Many inmates whose feet are raw from walking barefooted will now have shoes so their feet can heal.

Through the continued support of ministry partners, Operation Compassion is committed to help those unable to help themselves through national and international networks of cooperation and care.

Please send your donations to or contact:

Operation Compassion
David Lorency, President
Tim Burdashaw, Int’l. Operations Coordinator
Lisa Boen, Int’l. Logistics Coordinator

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax
www.operationcompassion.org

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