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The unsung heroes of War, West Virginia

The unsung heroes of War, West Virginia

Our friends at Big Creek People in Action in War, West Virginia, one of the groups Americans Helping Americans has been supporting for nearly 20 years, has made a big impact on their community. With our help, they have repaired what seems to be every other house on...

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Making more heroes through summer camp

Making more heroes through summer camp

Earlier this summer, I spent some time “being a kid” at summer camps in small towns throughout Appalachia. In Kentucky and West Virginia at summer camps that are sponsored by Americans Helpings Americans, children find a place where they can be with friends and learn...

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Repairing homes with my sidekick, Ko

Repairing homes with my sidekick, Ko

Every year, close to 100 home repair projects are sponsored by Americans Helping Americans and this year is no different. I participated on a few sites, making sure handicap ramps were built, roofs were patched, and kitchen floors were repaired. I met some interesting...

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We can all be heroes to the people of Appalachia

We can all be heroes to the people of Appalachia

My granddad has always been my superhero. I’ve always been inspired by his experiences; growing up during the depression, serving in the Air Force during WWII, meeting presidents, working at the White House, getting a PhD, and starting Americans Helping Americans....

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Summer Food Program for Children in Appalachia

Summer Food Program for Children in Appalachia

It’s that time of year again that most schoolchildren throughout the United States eagerly anticipate each year, counting down the last weeks, days, hours and even minutes until that final bell rings marking the end of the school year – and the start of summer...

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