ABLE Families, Kermit, West Virginia
Appalachian Outreach, Jefferson City, Tennessee
Americans Helping Americans® provides support for its tutoring program afterschool for children living at the Samaritan House Family Shelter as well as its “Kid’s Club,” an-8-week program in June and July for children ages 5-12 which offers Bible study sessions, a daily snack time and outdoor activities.
In addition, Americans Helping Americans® assists Appalachian Outreach in the operation of the family shelter for homeless single women and families, as well as supplying many with grants to pay their rent and utility deposits when they are ready to move out and live a life of self-sufficiency in their own home. The shelter also offers programs in household budgeting and including how to set aside a portion of their paycheck into a savings account. And at the start of every school year, children living at the shelter receive a backpack filled with school supplies – a big financial relief for their parents and embarrassment for the students who would otherwise show up for their first day of class empty-handed.
Big Creek People in Action, War, West Virginia
Americans Helping Americans® provides support to Big Creek People in Action’s educational Super WHY literacy summer camps where elementary school children enhance their reading and writing skills, and preschoolers proudly learn to sing their ABC’s and travel in virtual expeditions to far-off lands.
Among our newest partnerships with Big Creek People in Action is our “Mighty Molar” program in which dental hygienists instruct children on how to properly brush their teeth and floss, and then receive the “tools for teeth” dental kit provided by Americans Helping Americans® containing toothbrushes, a large tube of toothpaste and dental floss picks.
And among our most established programs is for our nation’s heroes and their families who have served our country with honor and distinction, oftentimes in combat leaving them disabled. In McDowell County, Big Creek People in Action distributes boxes of nonperishable food items to elderly and disabled veterans enabling them to get through the month on their meager fixed incomes and not having to choose whether to go without food when bills come due.
Caring Hands Ministries, Cleveland, Georgia
At Americans Helping Americans® we never want to see a child go without the pencils, paper and other supplies they need to get off to a successful start at the beginning of a new school year. Working together with Caring Hands, hundreds of school children don’t have to suffer the fear of shame and embarrassment in front of their classmates on the first day of school when the teacher tells them to take out their pencils and paper – and parents don’t have to worry how they are going to pay for providing their children with the items that are required for school.
Come-Unity Cooperative Care, London, Kentucky
In addition, Americans Helping Americans® provides families served by Come-Unity Cooperative Care with backpacks filled with school supplies so children have all they need to succeed in class beginning on the very first day, and parents don’t have to fret about how to pay for the items their children require when there are so many other bills which must be paid first.
Americans Helping Americans® is especially proud to be a partner with Come-Unity Cooperative Care in its mission of enabling elderly and disabled homeowners to be able to live in the home they love through our home rehab program. Along with making necessary repairs to leaking roofs and rotting floors, together we construct handicap ramps for those who would otherwise be literally trapped in their homes.
Cumberland Mountain Outreach, Beattyville, Kentucky
Americans Helping Americans® also supports Cumberland Mountain Outreach’s summer camp program where elementary school children have fun-filled days with friends and making plenty of new ones. In addition, many children when they surpass the age limit to attend the camps, return as teenagers through Cumberland Mountain Outreach’s teen leadership program mentoring the younger children and developing leadership skills in themselves.
L.A.M.P. Ministries, Gainesville, Georgia
Serving Hall, Gwinnett, Lumpkin, and Jackson counties, Georgia – L.A.M.P. Ministries provides the abused, the homeless, the angry and at-risk youth of northern Georgia with a source of new hope for the future. L.A.M.P. Offers counseling and case management services, emergency shelters with food, clothing, and other items, as well as referral services to connect young people with the help they need.
Americans Helping Americans® is particularly proud to support L.A.M.P. in its effort to help children and youth understand at a young age the value of an education and to develop a love of learning. In addition, L.A.M.P. through its program to help juvenile offenders with petty crimes such as shoplifting and vandalism, get back on the right track before
L.A.M.P. also strives to prevent homelessness through its utility assistance program which not only helps to keep the lights and the heat on, landlords and public housing projects will evict residents whose utilities are disconnected for nonpayment leaving families out of the street, often times with no family or friends to turn to for assistance.
Lee County Family Resource Center, Beattyville, Kentucky
Ocoee Outreach, Cleveland, Tennessee
Serving Bradley County, Tennessee – Ocoee Outreach works to reduce the dramatic effects of economic disparity in eastern Tennessee by connecting local churches to summer service opportunities such as building wheelchair ramps, distributing and sorting food for emergency pantries and working with area children.
Of One Accord, Rogersville, Tennessee
Throughout the years, Americans Helping Americans® has partnered with Of One Accord in its mission to enable those adults and elderly whose eyesight is beginning to deteriorate and need prescription eyeglasses. While Medicare and Medicaid coverage includes visits to an optometrist who may write a prescription for glasses, it doesn’t cover the cost of the glasses themselves. However, through our partnership, dozens of low-income residents of East Tennessee receive the gift of clear vision with a brand-new pair of glasses designed just for them.
In addition, many residents of the rural, impoverished region have suffered severe tooth loss and required dentures to eat the foods and love, and beam proudly with a broad, happy smile.