Christian Appalachian Project receives large donation to help families in need

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 8:09 AM EDT
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(WYMT) - One group that helps Eastern Kentuckians with needed home repairs throughout the year received a big donation this week.

Officials with Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) tell WYMT in a news release the American Electric Power Foundation and Kentucky Power gifted the organization with $50,000.

Grants like the one from the American Electric Power Foundation help CAP make homes safe, warm, and dry which can help families save on electric bills. We’re told flooding during the spring months created a critical need for weatherization and other repairs across our region.

“Funds like this make it possible for us to be able to provide much-needed home repair on a year-round basis to low-income families and individuals who are unable to afford the repairs themselves,” said Jamie Conley, housing manager in Johnson, Martin, and Floyd counties. “We currently have 103 families on our waiting list, most of which are in need of some type of weatherization, but we are also still repairing homes that were damaged by the floods.”

CAP has served several counties in Eastern Kentucky for nearly 60 years, helping more than one million people each year.

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