It has been 50 years since Lyndon Johnson declared the War on Poverty in eastern Kentucky and yet, the war still rages. The lack of employment other than coal mines, which are closing daily due to tightening EPA regulations, and a struggling educational system have created a hopeless environment where families struggle to find basic necessities. Sadly, such hopelessness has created a culture of rampant drug and alcohol abuse, high teenage pregnancy rates, and a rigid cycle of poverty. Only hope provided through a relationship with Jesus Christ can change this cycle. And that’s what we intend to do. Share Hope for Appalachia.