Category: Hope America

Make-A-Wish Foundation Visits Appalachia Dream Center

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By , August 28, 2008

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'»

Appalachian Dream Center Continues Battle Against Poverty

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By , May 14, 2008

Seven years ago, when the doors opened in Logan, WV Appalachian Dream Center, there was a sense of awe at what was accomplished so quickly. In less than one year the Appalachian Dream Center went from a dream to reality including renovating a 40,000 square foot, four-story building. Everyone involved hoped this new concept in West Virginia would be a success against the fight on poverty in a region where 30% unemployment was common. The region’s economy rises and falls with the operations of the local coal mines. It is truly a region best of times, worst of times. Continue reading 'Appalachian Dream Center Continues Battle Against Poverty'»

USDA Grant Renewed for 2005

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By , March 9, 2005

The United States Department of Agriculture has renewed the powdered and liquid milk grants for fiscal year 2005. The grant for the fiscal year 2005 will provide Operation Compassion with one thousand two hundred semis of milk related products through the faith based initiative of the USDA. Continue reading 'USDA Grant Renewed for 2005'»

Operation Compassion Establishes New Growth Plateau

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By , July 16, 2004

During the first five months of 2004, Operation Compassion was shipping product in and out of their warehouse network at a record pace. Then June dawned and the donations of product exploded beyond anyone’s imagination. Semi trucks were moving in and out a frenetic pace, stretching every staff member to a new capacity. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Establishes New Growth Plateau'»

Operation Compassion Responds to Southern West Virginia’s Disaster

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By , June 11, 2004

The months of May and June ushered unprecedented spring storms causing widespread flooding in southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky destroying thousands of homes and leaving thousands homeless as spring rains brought some of the worst flooding in more than thirty-five years. When the rainwater began to cascade down the mountainside, holler creeks and rivers became catastrophic torrents sweeping cars, houses and anything in its path into total destruction. Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Responds to Southern West Virginia’s Disaster'»