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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Winter is not just coming, but it has already arrived in the mountains of Appalachia where the low temperature in the small town of War, in McDowell County, West Virginia is predicted to drop to 22 degrees on Monday, November 22, and where our partner there, Big Creek...

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Giving Tuesday

Winter is not just coming, but it has already arrived in the mountains of Appalachia where the low temperature in the small town of War, in McDowell County, West Virginia is predicted to drop to 22 degrees on Monday, November 22, and where our partner there, Big Creek...

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Providing for Mighty Molars

Providing for Mighty Molars

In many places in rural Appalachia, toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss are not seen as basic needs for keeping children’s teeth clean and healthy, but sadly a “luxury” that many parents simply cannot afford. In fact, for these children, their parents have...

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Tutoring Programs Help Kids Catch Up

Tutoring Programs Help Kids Catch Up

The McDowell County, West Virginia, Career & Technology Center partners with Big Creek People in Action, on a tutoring program for students who need additional help in specific academic areas. The program’s tutors, who are funded with grant money from Americans...

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Barefeet September 2021

Barefeet September 2021

Big Creek People in Action in McDowell County, West Virginia has long been a partner of Americans Helping Americans® as we have worked together to provide needy children with backpacks filled with school supplies, and warm coats, hats and gloves to keep them warm all...

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Food Boxes September

Food Boxes September

Throughout Appalachia, struggling families and the elderly and disabled getting by month to month on meager fixed incomes often have to make a difficult choice: pay their utility bills, rent -- or put food on the table for themselves and their children. But this...

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Feeding the Future of Kentucky

Feeding the Future of Kentucky

For students in Beattyville, Kentucky, school is back in session. Their weekdays will be filled with learning new things, spending time with friends, and adjusting to the new normal since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Unfortunately, with 85% of these students...

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Puckett Family Community Garden

Puckett Family Community Garden

Barbara Puckett, owner of the Puckett Family Community Garden in Beattyville, Kentucky in Appalachian Lee County, is on a mission – “As a family, we would like to grow and produce vegetables for families in our community.” And thanks to the supporters of Americans...

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