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Back-to-School in Beattyville

On the morning of August 3, hundreds of Lee County, Kentucky students, and their parents arrived at Beattyville Elementary bright and early to wait in line for the school’s doors to open at 8:30 a.m. No, it wasn’t for the first day of school just yet, but for its...

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Veteran Support-Serving those who served us

Melvin Sapp is a 62-year-old Vietnam veteran struggling to get by on complete disability and he and his wife have their hands full raising three of their grandchildren in their modest home in rural Tennessee. Because of his disability, Melvin has been unable to do...

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Dozens of kids sent to camp

ABLE Families of Kermit, West Virginia, is our newest partner, and this summer we are proud to report that thanks to our generous supporters we were able to help send dozens of kids to camp operated by the grassroots nonprofit organization. Each year, thanks to our...

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The Lunch Box Bus is rolling!

Monday, June 4, was a momentous day for hundreds of schoolchildren in Hancock and Hawkins counties, Tennessee – it was the first day of summer vacation that the Lunch Box bus came to their tiny communities bringing them a free, healthy and filling lunch....

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Lunch Box Program

In the summer of 2017, hundreds of hungry children in rural Appalachian Tennessee waiting anxiously each weekday to hear their favorite sound. And no, it wasn’t the ring of the bell of an ice cream truck loaded with sweet treats for sale on a hot summer’s day. In...

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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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