Thank you for the Coats

The frigid days of winter are already upon the communities in the mountainous regions of Appalachia. That’s why each year, we distribute thousands of coats and winter accessories to our partners, such as Big Creek People in Action (BCPIA) in McDowell County, and...

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Helping fellow Americans in Puerto Rico

Last night, we joined the efforts of the First Lady of Puerto Rico by donating $5,000 to assist in meeting the basic survival needs of food, clothing, and shelter of the people of Puerto Rico, and to help facilitate the rebuilding of lives and communities. We stand...

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#CoatsforAmericans: Keeping Appalachian Children Warm

“Thank you for my coat. It is very warm,” says young Daniel, who added a drawing himself wearing a big, puffy coat and the words “happy and warm.” “Thank you for my coat. It will be very warm for school,” reported “Carlos T.” “Thank you for the warm coat. It was very...

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One Day Giving Event Brings Joy to Hundreds in Need

On Friday, October 23, Americans Helping Americans® interim executive director Bethelhem Tessema and staff had the opportunity to see first-hand the joy on the faces of hundreds of children and adults in Gainesville, Georgia who received new coats, hats and scarves,...

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Why Do We Need #Coats4Americans?

Life in Appalachia can be harsh, especially for children. Going to bed hungry and waking up eager to get to school and a filling nutritious breakfast. And the situation is exacerbated during the winter months when freezing cold weather sets in and children...

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Giving the Gift of Clear Vision

Throughout Appalachia there are tens of thousands of children who have just returned to school who can’t see the blackboard clearly because of a lack of eyeglasses. There are also millions of aging adults whose eyesight is gradually worsening affecting their ability...

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