World Vision serves West Virginia, with a focus in Barbour County. Our work in Appalachia began in the early 1980's.
Our programs include Essential Supplies, Teacher Resource Center, Building Materials, Youth Empowerment Program, KidREACH, Mission Trips, as well as several other youth-focused projects.
In FY12, we served more than 135,000 children, youth, and adults in Appalachia with our nearly 300 partner organizations and more than 200 volunteers. In addition, nearly 1,800 people came to Appalachia to serve on mission trips.
A break for mom, a safer home, and new relationships
Angel and David Conrad of Grafton, West Virginia, received more than just home repairs when the Korean Church of Queens from New York reached out to them this summer through World Vision U.S. mission trips.
"They played with the boys and gave me a break," Angel said. Her husband works long hours to support the family. With two boys over the age of three and a newborn, Angel could barely find time to get a shower. Having a team of people help her for even one week made a tremendous difference. Read more...