Mission Statement

Guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and inspired by the Holy Spirit, the mission of Appalachian Outreach is to help relieve the burden of poverty and the loss of dignity suffered by the people of Appalachia who, through no fault of their own, struggle to meet the basic needs of daily life.

We continually look for contacts in counties where accessibility and opportunity are limited and other charitable agencies are lacking or struggle to meet local need. We also look for contacts locally that will support the mission of Appalachian Outreach, therefore building a network where the dignity of all is respected and the love of God is proclaimed through prayer, word, and deed.

West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
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Board of Directors

  • Executive director: Rose Hart
  • Co-founder: Diane Reineke
  • President: Wayne Hardy
  • Secretary: Melinda Thompson
  • Treasurer: Debbie Michaels
  • Members:
    • Cheryl Coffield
    • Jodi Cunningham
    • Debra Duymich
    • Jodi Zusack
  • Ex officio: Terry Grimes

Advisory Board Members

  • Sr. Theresa Carew
  • Kathy Carter
  • Barb Dickens
  • Fred Kellerman
  • Annie Owens
  • Kathy Smith
  • Arnold Simonse
  • Debbie Stewart