Appalachia is people. It is not the stereotype residents portrayed by the media. The region is composed mostly of hills, mountains, small towns, rivers, and lakes.
Appalachia is composed of numerous ethnic groups. It suffers from intergenerational illiteracy and the woes that accompany poverty.
Appalachia is a region that is spiritually lost, economically depressed, and educationally lagging.
You can make a difference through a short-term volunteer mission project or as a mission partner.