July 29, 2019

Our 2018 annual report is available.

We would like to honor Diane Reineke Stout for her 18 years of service to AOI. Diane began her outreach work in 1996, volunteering as a truck driver to deliver furniture and housewares to Mingo County. When the 2001 floods ravaged the southwestern part of the state, she was asked by Rose Hart to become the co-founder of Appalachian Outreach. During her tenure at AOI, Diane served as general manager and later as project manager. She was instrumental in developing and expanding the CHRISTmas Gift and Baby Bonus Basket projects. She also continued making deliveries to areas of need in West Virginia and Kentucky. Even in retirement, Diane will continue to drive for AOI occasionally.

Happy retirement, Diane!