NEWS RELEASE – September 5, 2012
Christian Appalachian Project
Among First Nonprofits To Participate in Giving Library
LEXINGTON, KY September 5, 2012 -- Christian Appalachian Project (CAP), A HAGERHILL, KY based nonprofit, interdenominational Christian organization serving people in need in Appalachia through self-help human service programs since 1964, is among the first of the nonprofit organizations to participate in the Giving Library, an innovative project being launched by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The Library is an online resource for philanthropists that seek detailed information about 501(c)(3) charities and ways to support their causes. To help donors make informed decisions about strategic charitable giving, either anonymously or by voluntarily identifying themselves, the Library features video interviews with key leaders of participating organizations, as well as short-format videos that provide an overview of the organization's work. Donors also have the ability to contact organizations directly through the Library's Connection Center feature. For CAP, the invitation to participate in the initial launch of the Giving Library proves to be an invaluable opportunity to raise widespread awareness of the growing generational poverty throughout Appalachia. “We appreciate being a part of this wonderful project,” says Guy Adams, President and CEO of Christian Appalachian Project. “We sincerely hope that the efforts from this project will help raise awareness, and provide much needed resources to help enhance the lives of thousands of individuals in Appalachia whose voices are heard only through organizations like CAP. CAP seeks to instill hope and confidence, while teaching life skills that equip people in Appalachia to take care of themselves and their families. Our long-time presence has earned the trust of its population, and we intend to serve the people in NEED IN Appalachia until no remaining counties are categorized as distressed In addition to serving individuals and families through summer camps, early childhood education, elderly services, family counseling, housing assistance for families and elderly, and Operation Sharing, a corporate gift-in-kind program, CAP also has a food pantry, a used clothing store, and we also provide Disaster Relief. To learn more about the Giving Library and how to assist CAP’s mission to the people of Appalachia, visit www.givinglibrary.org/organizations/christian-appalachian-project.
MISSION The Christian Appalachian Project is an interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services