Seven counties in Eastern Kentucky are part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of the 50 poorest counties in the country;
Owsley County ranks as the seventh poorest county in the nation – in 1997, nearly 65% of children were considered poor. Currently, the estimate is just over 50%;
County rates of poverty among children under the age of 18 range from 17% to 52%;
Nearly 2/3 of Kentuckians were on welfare and in 1999 they worked jobs paying less than $8 an hour. 13% percent work the night shift and 23% work various shifts, making childcare a challenge;
Close to 60% of children living in CAP’s direct service area are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.
WORK BEING DONE
The Christian Appalachian Project
Beginning in 2007, Harvest Seed International Foundation partnered with The Christian Appalachian Project located in Corbin, Kentucky.
People all over the community could donate furniture, clothing, non-perishable food items and supplies to help the people in the Appalachian area of Kentucky.
Two or three times a year, Harvest Seed International Foundation sponsored a semi trailer to come to Westminster, Maryland to pick up donated items. Due to the current economic times we can no longer accept or transport physical goods for this project.
Home Grow Away
In the fall of 2007, Harvest Seed International Foundation was made aware of a school on an Indian reservation in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The school recently opened a library that had very few books. Harvest Seed International Foundation was able to collect books from several different resources and send them to the school in November 2007. We look forward to helping sending more children's books in the future.
If you would like to be part of this effort to send children's books to the library on the Indian reservation in Rio Rancho New Mexico, please call Harvest Seed International Foundation for more information. Our number is 410-998-9110.
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Due to the current economic situation we are no longer able to bring the semi-trailer to Maryland for pick-up. We are however still accepting and sending monetary donations for this worthy ministry.
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Corporate Headquarters - 11433 Cronridge Dr., Suite G, Owings Mills, MD 21117 - Telephone 410-998-9110 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Harvest Seed International Foundation is a subsidiary of the Michael R. Arneson Foundation