Author: Jacqueline

Sometimes I look at our map of the most distressed areas of the Appalachian region, and I'm overwhelmed. There are so many counties outlined on that map. So many people who go to bed hungry, without knowing where the next meal is coming from. So many people...

Next week I leave to go to a conference. While I'm in the Ohio area, I'm meeting up with fellow board member Tawni Reller and we are staying over from the conference and having an Ohio Appalachia missions trip. If you've ever coordinated a trip--any trip--with...

  WOW! You guys really came through for our backpack project. We were able to send 56 FILLED backpacks to kids in West Virginia who had no school supplies! Lynn, who coordinated the effort with us, said: Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You certainly made my day. She...

  In July, we received an emergency call from a family center in West Virginia who had been hit by storms and was without electricity and running water for over two weeks. In two days, thanks to your help, we put together 30 emergency blessing bags and shipped them....