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Appalachia Vision Trip 2014 – One more week to register!

Photo: World Vision

Photo: World Vision

Once again Women of Vision has the opportunity to travel to Philippi in rural north West Virginia to see how World Vision is working alongside families in extreme poverty with limited access to resources. Join us for an unforgettable experience rich with service, fellowship and education as you see the community, connect with mothers and their children and learn how World Vision is helping to break the cycle of rural poverty in Appalachia.

To register: https://appalachia-2014-visiontrip.eventbrite.com (Registration closes on Saturday, September 20, 2014)

World Vision U.S. Program’s approach to transforming communities where poverty is high is to come alongside local non profit organizations serving children and families by increasing their capacity and sustaining their work to ensure that those most in need receive resources and services. World Vision Appalachia multiplies its impact through strategic partnerships with 551 local partner organizations and a robust volunteer program of 781 volunteers serving 3,638 hours. Our goals in Appalachia are to help level the economic and social playing field in this under-resourced region; to see neighbors helping neighbors; and to experience lives and communities being transformed.

Photo: World Vision

Photo: World Vision

During this visit to World Vision Appalachia, travelers will experience:
Philippi Warehouse Tour—Resource & Relief: With generous gift-in-kind donations from manufacturers and corporations, we provide life’s necessities to Appalachia families struggling to make ends meet
or impacted by natural or man-made disasters. Resource programs include the Teacher Resource Center, Mobile Teacher Resource Center, Building Materials and Essential Supplies.

Youth and Community Engagement: World Vision Appalachia works with community organizations to provide training and leadership development through the Youth Empowerment Network which encourages young people to lead change as well as volunteer in their communities. Our KidREACH program in Barbour County provides tutoring and hands-on learning as well as site coordination, training, technical assistance, and school supplies, while community organizations and churches provide volunteer mentors. KidREACH is serving schools that do not have after-school learning programs and is making a difference in helping students succeed academically.

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