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Flood Relief

Flood Relief

Not again! That was likely the reaction of tens of thousands of residents of eastern Kentucky, first responders, government officials at the local, state and federal levels, and nonprofit organizations serving distressed Appalachian communities, including us here at...

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Project Backpack

Project Backpack

It’s nearly back-to-school time, and for children in Appalachia living in low-income households it’s a time of fear of embarrassment of showing up for the first day of classes and when the teacher tells them to take out their pencils and paper, and they have neither....

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Home Repairs for Needy Family in Eastern Tennessee

Home Repairs for Needy Family in Eastern Tennessee

The Appalachian Ministries of the Smokies (AMOS), our longtime partner formerly known as Appalachian Outreach, in Jefferson City, Tennessee, has been busy this spring making dreams come true for elderly and disabled homeowners in their community by repairing leaking...

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Summer Camp is more than just Fun!

Summer Camp is more than just Fun!

This June, nearly two dozen children ages 5 to 13 in McDowell County, West Virginia, had a summer camp experience of a lifetime thanks to our partner there, Big Creek People in Action (BCPIA), and the supporters of Americans Helping Americans®. BCPIA...

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Home, School, and Community Gardens are Growing!

Home, School, and Community Gardens are Growing!

At Americans Helping Americans® we understand how difficult it can be for people living in distressed rural and remote regions of Appalachia to access fresh vegetables and fruits living in what is known as a “food desert” where the nearest actual grocery store is an...

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Lunch Box Bus

Lunch Box Bus

The wheels on the Lunch Box buses are rolling again through rural East Tennessee thanks in part to the supporters of Americans Helping Americans®. Our partner, Of One Accord (OOA), headquartered in the small town of Rogersville, reported that its summer...

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The Summer of FUN is happening this year in Appalachia

The Summer of FUN is happening this year in Appalachia

For the past several years, our partners who operate summer day camps throughout Appalachia have been unsure how, or even if, they were going to be able hold their programs for low-income children in distressed, rural Appalachia. And although they were not able to...

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65 Homes to Be Repaired Throughout Appalachia in 2022

65 Homes to Be Repaired Throughout Appalachia in 2022

One might say it takes a “village” to repair a house or mobile home to enable low-income elderly and disabled homeowners to be able to continue to live in the place they love and call home. But the reality is, it takes much more than that. It takes a small local...

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