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Utility Assistance January 2022

Utility Assistance January 2022

Throughout the year, Americans Helping Americans® provides utility assistance funding to our partners in Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee to keep lights and heat on, and potentially prevent hundreds of families from becoming homeless. During no time of the year is our...

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Bridging the Digital Divide in Lee County, Kentucky

Bridging the Digital Divide in Lee County, Kentucky

In Lee County, Kentucky, located in rural eastern Kentucky, the poverty rate for children and youth under the age of 18 is 52 percent, according to Paige Denniston, coordinator of our partner there, the Lee County Elementary Family Resource Center. “That means half...

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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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