Category: Hope America

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'»

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'»