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When a backpack is more than a backpack

When a backpack is more than a backpack

The purpose of Americans Helping Americans® partner Raleigh Rescue Mission’s back-to-school school supplies distribution is two-fold, explained the organization’s director of strategic initiatives Christine Montague-Hicks. First, it provides children with the...

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Creating a New Life in Raleigh, North Carolina

Creating a New Life in Raleigh, North Carolina

On any given day, 40 homeless children will be fed, cared for, educated and counseled through the Children’s New Life Plan (CNLP) operated by Americans Helping Americans® partner in North Carolina, the Raleigh Rescue Mission (RRM). For parents entering the RRM’s...

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New Partner Spotlight: Sprouting Hope of Marion, Virginia

New Partner Spotlight: Sprouting Hope of Marion, Virginia

Among Americans Helping Americans® newest partners is Sprouting Hope, located in Marion, Virginia in the rural southwest region of the state. Sprouting Hope’s mission is to feed the community by growing and sharing healthy produce, with the vision of everyone having...

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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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