Missionary: Hope For Appalachia
Hope For Appalachia is a non-profit Christian organization seeking to help those who are hurting in Appalachia. Our primary ministry is a residential recovery and support program for men battling addiction, as well as, helping them transition back into daily life with family and work. A West Virginian dies as a result of a drug overdose every 10 hours. To that end, Hope For Appalachia is also committed to helping the younger generations learn and understand the realities of addiction and the devastating consequences of substance abuse. Addiction is an epidemic in Appalachia and awareness is crucial to this battle. To do this, we partner with law enforcement officials to educate and develop an awareness with teenagers.
Program: Open Arms Foundation
Area: Medellin, Columbia
The Open Arms Foundation was founded by local family Bill and Wanda Perrow in the city of Medellin, Columbia. They felt a calling from the Lord to work for, protect, and care for the street children who are abandoned, abused and exploited. The mission of The Open Arms Foundation is a Christian organization that rescues children from the streets, giving them the opportunity to restore their lives through our program of prevention, education, training and resocialization.