Category: Hope America

Operation Compassion Continues Dream Center Concept

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By , July 11, 2019

For more than 20 years, Operation Compassion has been looking for ways to reach out to assist individuals and families that have found themselves in difficult circumstances. It doesn’t matter if a disaster caused the immediate need for relief and aid or if it was a result of socio-economic status. When people find themselves searching to provide the basic necessities of life, Operation Compassion has always found a way to provide assistance. Often times this assistance included food, bottled water, clothing and shoes, cleaning supplies and equipment, building supplies of all types and many other types of help.

In 2001, Operation Compassion launched a program in southwestern West Virginia, in the heart of rural Appalachia. This particular area of West Virginia and Kentucky relies heavily upon the coal industry for people’s livelihood and is considered one of the most impoverished areas of the United States.

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Operation Compassion Responds Immediately to West Virginia Flooding

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By , March 15, 2012

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'»

Volunteers attack flood-damaged southern counties of West Virginia

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By , June 23, 2010

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.

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Christmas at the Appalachia Dream Center

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By , December 9, 2009

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'»

West Virginia Faces Devastating floods

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By , May 15, 2009

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'»