How we Serve

The Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is committed to building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ’s love through service in Appalachia.


Through CAP’s life-changing programs, 84 percent of donations go directly to supporting the needs of children, and their families, and seniors in Appalachia. CAP’s programs and services include providing food, clothing, and shelter, as well as home repair and disaster relief emergency response services. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CAP relies on generous donations from corporations and the general public to sustain these valuable programs.


Last year, CAP helped more than 15,900 people in need – a number that grows larger every year. Thousands of people in Appalachia rely on CAP each day for physical, spiritual, and emotional support. CAP’s programs and services truly transform the lives of people in need and provide hope to people who need it the most.


Last year alone, CAP volunteers repaired more than 390 deteriorating homes. With the financial support of donors, CAP is able to purchase home repair materials including drywall, flooring, windows, doors, and shingles in order to repair deteriorating homes for many families in desperate need. Each spring, young adults participate in CAP’s alternative spring break home repair mission trips, during which volunteers will repair nearly 20 homes in only three weeks.


Each holiday season, CAP delivers Christmas baskets filled with food, clothing, toys, and other gifts to children and their families who would otherwise go without gifts, a Christmas meal, or warm clothing.
Our Grateful Threadz retail store sells gently used donated clothing and other goods at heavily discounted prices to residents of Rockcastle County, Kentucky, and the surrounding area. CAP provides immediate assistance to Appalachian areas sustaining damage from floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other major catastrophes. Our Disaster Relief teams — including staff, long-term volunteers, and community volunteers — provide assistance in home and property cleanup and repair, and they distribute Emergency Kits with necessary supplies.
service_areaCAP’s area of service extends throughout the Appalachian region, covering 13 states and more than 1,000 miles, from southern New York to northeast Mississippi. This area is home to nearly 24.8 million people, and six counties in Eastern Kentucky alone are among the 10 hardest to live places in America.


“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:35-40

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