User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


58° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Dispatch Project Hands Out Shoes In Jamaica

September 24, 2012, 6:05 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Dispatch Project Hands Out Shoes In Jamaica
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA -

A group working to connect the South Dakota business community with service opportunities is in Jamaica this week.

The 15-member team arrived in Montego Bay Saturday and is staying at a deaf school in a city nearby for now. During this trip team members will wash deaf kids' feet and give them shoes.

This is the second trip for the Dispatch Project, an organization that encourages South Dakota employers to send workers on service projects. The group served in the Dominican Republic earlier this year. Three team members from that trip are back for this one.

"We had such a great time last time and really were able to see the needs of the people met and also just how blessed we were. It was a chance and an opportunity to give back to other people in other countries," Tim Schoffelman said.

But most of the people on the trip are first-time participants of the Dispatch Project. They'll be visiting three different deaf schools throughout the country, distributing shoes at each of the sites.

"I'm excited just to see a different culture. I'm excited to see the kids and just try something different," Lexie Jacobsen said.

Some of the participants came courtesy of their employers. Some bosses paid for part of the trip and others either raised or provided their own funding.

The team will stay at the school until Tuesday morning when it'll move on to the next.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View news

You may also like

Deadly Crash On I-29

7/3/2015 6:38 PM

A Brookings man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on I-29 Friday afternoon, just south of Baltic.

Full Story
Spearfish Woman Dies In Rollover Crash

7/5/2015 12:25 PM

A Spearfish woman was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle rollover crash outside of town.

Full Story
Woman Dies After Boat Collision Below Missouri River Dam

6/30/2015 9:46 AM

A 68-year-old Nebraska woman has died after a collision of two boats below Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.

Full Story
Arlington Woman Dies Before Crashing Vehicle

7/4/2015 2:36 PM

An Arlington woman has died following a crash Friday night, but authorities say her death was not a result of the accident itself.

Full Story
Firefighter Suspended For Flying Confederate Flag In Parade

7/5/2015 4:34 PM

A Minnesota volunteer firefighter says he's been suspended for flying a confederate flag from an engine during a holiday parade, and that he expec...

Full Story


Events