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The unemployment rate is 30% in the Appalachia area of West Virginia. Families live in substandard housing and parents have no other choice than send their children to bed hungry. Some of the worst living conditions imaginable cause infants to visit the hospital monthly, and poverty mindsets create a generational pattern throughout the region. Due to economic hardships, difficulty in making ends meet has exponentially increased.

Bridge of Hope delivered enough aid into the heart of Appalachia to feed 3,000 families. World Harvest Bible College students teamed up with BOH missionaries to bag and distribute 40,000 pounds of groceries. Through the consistent generosity of partners and friends, parents were able to feed their children with the full assurance that regardless of the circumstances, God will never leave them.

Would you help us with a generous gift? We still need your faithful support as we continue to bring aid to desperate areas like Appalachia.



Impoverished region of Appalachia receives 40,000 pounds of aid funded by Bridge of Hope partners.

Prayer Focus Points:

For the Gospel to continue to be shared with so many families in need – that they will see the face of God in the faces of those who have helped them recover.

For the relief of many families struggling just to make ends meet due to a poor economy, joblessness, and a poverty mentality.

Country Details:

Land area: 3,539,225 sq mi (9,166,601 sq km); total area: 3,718,691 sq mi (9,631,420 sq km)

Population (2007 est.): 301,139,947 (growth rate: 0.9%); birth rate: 14.2/1000; infant mortality rate: 6.4/1000; life expectancy: 78.0; density per sq mi: 85

Ethnicity/race: White: 211,460,626 (75.1%); Black: 34,658,190 (12.3%); Asian: 10,242,998 (3.6%); American Indian and Alaska Native: 2,475,956 (0.9%); Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 398,835 (0.1%); other race: 15,359,073 (5.5%); Hispanic origin:1 35,305,818 (12.5%)

Literacy rate: 99% (2003 est.)

Religions: Protestant 52%, Roman Catholic 24%, Mormon 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 1%, none 10% (2002)


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