Basic Needs


Food Bank Support

Bare Feet

Utility Support


Food, coats, medical appointments, personal hygiene items are easy to come by for many but many go without. Our programs provide these basic needs.

Our 2019 Impact


individuals benefited from food banks supported by Americans helping Americans

eyeglasses provided to those in need of ye care

Dental kits supplied to school and churches

winter coasts for kids keeping children warm

shoes delivered to partners and 362 children benefited from the BareFeet program

individuals received utility assistance, keeping them from losing their home

Latest Blogs/News
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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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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