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Supercalifragilistexpialidocioius!

We know there are hundreds of thousands of kids in Appalachia who are bright and eager to learn. But too often they become discouraged by parents, many who are high school dropouts themselves and never earned a GED, who don’t encourage them to work hard and succeed in...

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A playground for the kids!

Children in War, West Virginia have a reason to celebrate today and give thanks to our dedicated and determined partner there, Big Creek People in Action (BCPIA), a group of hardworking students from Adrian College in Michigan, and our own generous and loyal...

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A much needed upgrade

Roy, his wife, and their two adult sons are all disabled for one reason or another. Living together in the small West Virginia community of Cucumber (pop. 94, and the only community in the U.S. with this name), Roy came to Americans Helping Americans® partner serving...

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A ramp for Jimmy

Jimmy has now spent the last two West Virginia winters living in his truck, even though he owns what is technically a “house” in the tiny community of Shaft Holler. But if our partner Big Creek People in Action (BCPIA) co-executive director Marsha Timpson who serves...

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Of One Accord – Outstanding community service

We have long been proud of our enduring partnership with the non-profit grassroots organization, Of One Accord in Rogersville where it serves the neediest in the rural impoverished east Tennessee counties of Hawkins and Hancock. We especially value the strong bond and...

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Electric for Mr. Jones

For the first time in 65 years of married life, after coming home from the hospital himself, Mr. Jones was scared his wife would also return from the hospital to a cold home. He had been out for three hours driving from one church to another determined to...

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Lack of dental care hurts

We help to provide dental health tools for children in Appalachia because there is clear evidence that dental inequality hurts them in ways that many people can’t imagine. You may know, for example, that there “are striking disparities in dental disease by...

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Why dental health matters

Poor dental health is not only painful for children, but is also correlated to persistent poverty. As noted in the New York Times - "Experts have long observed that people’s teeth both reflect and reinforce poverty." This is why we work so hard to ensure...

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Arts and Culture in Appalachia

We support communities across Appalachia, including in Kentucky. This short video highlights the needs of the people of Appalachia and their resilience. We hope you enjoy!  ...

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Making teeth “Mighty”

For those in Appalachia who are struggling to put food on the table for their children and themselves, and praying they don’t get sick because they can’t afford the medical bills, dental care is almost nonexistent on their list of priorities. The result, particularly...

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