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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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Back to school kits

Back to school kits

For the vast majority of American children -- and their parents -- back to school time is a time of eager anticipation and excitement when students will be reunited with their old friends who they may not have seen since the last day of school and to start to make new...

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