About 5:30 am a fierce storm began to pelt the southwestern part of West Virginia with hail, thunder and lightning, followed by torrential rains. Life-long residents say it was one of the worst storms to come through the area. While the rain ended around 9:30 am, the run off from the mountains has created a flooding unprecedented in recent memory. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Responds Immediately to West Virginia Flooding'»
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HOLDEN, W.Va. — Creeks that flooded many Southern West Virginia communities more than a week ago had dropped to a trickle by Tuesday, but the needs of those whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the high water showed few signs of receding.
With the beginning of the Christmas season comes the responsibility of supplying children with the very best Christmas possible. As holiday events begin to unfold, the world is constantly reminded of the children that may not have much to celebrate. This is not the case at the Appalachia Dream Center. Continue reading 'Christmas at the Appalachia Dream Center'»
On Friday, May 8, 2009 five and one half inches of rain fell within a six hour time frame. The hard and fast downpour created devastating flooding in a small but populated area of southern West Virginia. Mingo County suffered the most damage with more than 10,000 people being affected and more than 2,000 homes either destroyed or severely damaged. Continue reading 'West Virginia Faces Devastating floods'»
Thu, Aug 28th, 2008 12:00:00 am
Several weeks ago, Make-A-Wish Foundation contacted Operation Compassion about fulfilling a wish for Marisa Monbrod whose leukemia was in remission. All Marisa wanted to do was help people whose lives were caught in poverty and despair. He community of Crystal Lake joined with her to raise the finances necessary to procure product and provide her family transportation to and from the dram center in Logan, WV. Continue reading 'Make-A-Wish Foundation Visits Appalachia Dream Center'»