#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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Spring Home Repair

Spring has finally sprung and the sounds of birds chirping and bees buzzing can be heard throughout Appalachia. But what is really music to our ears at Americans Helping Americans® is the sound of nails being hammered as roofs are being repaired, porches are being...

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Putting Youth and Adults on the Right Path

Tom isn’t yet into his teenage years but, being homeless without strong parental authority, he was already on the fringes of gang activity. But thanks to Americans Helping Americans® partner L.A.M.P. Ministries in Gainesville, Georgia, Tom is on the right path today....

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