Recent Posts

  • Dine to Donate Event - Come out and join us for a wonderful Dine to Donate event graciously hosted by Buffalo Wild Wings in Moundsville,… More
  • October 6, 2023 - Consider supporting AOI at our annual Fall into Christmas Bazaar, November 18th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the… More
  • September 24, 2023 - AOI has been awarded West Virginia Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) tax credits that may be available to you for any… More
  • August 17, 2023 - A huge thank you to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church for their donation of school supplies! More
  • August 2, 2023 - Thank you to the Stone Presbyterian Church for the ice cream social held in support of AOI! More

What We Do

Appalachian Outreach, Inc. (AOI) is a nonprofit poverty relief organization that assists people experiencing poverty and disaster in Ohio, Marshall, and Wetzel counties in West Virginia. We believe in the dignity of every person, and we’ve been working to ease the burden of poverty in our state for over 20 years by fulfilling unmet basic human needs. AOI gathers and transports donated materials to poverty- and disaster-stricken residents of its service area. AOI responds to calls from individuals and organizations by donating requested items to those who need them, whether through disaster or because of household circumstances.

Our Mission

AOI exists to ‘Ease the Burden of Poverty’ for people in Ohio, Marshall, and Wetzel counties. We collaborate and utilize community partners to reach the most rural areas of our region to ensure that everyone that needs help receives it.

Once we find the need, we load the delivery truck, and physically take the items to our clients. By doing this we restore the dignity that poverty has taken by not only giving them what they need, but by physically transporting the items to their home. Making us a very unique organization that services the region.

How You Can Help

Poverty is a burden that we can eradicate together. AOI depends on the generosity of its supporters to achieve its goals. You can help by participating in our projects, contributing to our fundraisers, becoming a sponsor, making donations, or simply committing to pray for the organization. If you would like to be a part of AOI, please contact us.