Appalachia Mission of Hope

Foundation History

Appalachia Mission of Hope (AMoH) is a Christian non-profit organization that serves the Appalachian region of Kentucky.  AMoH was brought about by a group of volunteers with an extensive background in charity and mission work.  Officially incorporated as a charity by the state in the Spring of 2004, AMoH was retroactively granted 501(c)3 tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.  AMoH is headquartered just outside of McKee in JacksonCounty.  

     The goal of AMoH is to not only provide necessary aid to the peoples of Appalachia, but in doing so, we strive to show God's love in action.  We feel that in addition to the services we provide we are planting seeds into those we help.  

     In addition to the many festivals and events AMoH coordinates during the year, we also distribute clothing, household goods, small appliances, furniture, and food to many families in the Appalachia area.  To assure that help gets to those that need it most, AMoH utilizes a network of partner churches and organizations throughout Eastern Kentucky.  AMoH acts as a funnel, channeling appropriate aid to where it is needed.

Mountain Missions


Mountain Missions  is the household goods/clothing ministry of Appalachia

Mission of Hope.  AMoH continuously collects donated  clothing, small and large appliances, furniture, food, personal care items, household goods, knick knacks, and other useful items that is then sent to partner churches and organizations throughout our coverage area for distribution.   AMoH sends no less than 3 loads monthly into the mountains.

Once a load is ready for transport, AMoH contacts a partner church or organization to confirm they are ready and able to distribute the load.  Once things are ready on the receiving end, plans are made for transport.  Often times, our partners bring a crew to come and pick up the loads at the AMoH mission building.  When this is not possible, a group of AMoH volunteers is put together to deliver the load to our partners using either the AMoH box truck or pick-up truck.      


Once a load reaches its destination, the goods are then given out free of charge.  AMoH partners are located about the area so that even the most remote and outlying areas have access to assistance.  AMoH partners have the ability to get the word out so everyone in the area knows about the abetment.    Partner churches have first hand knowledge of their area and can utilize and distribute items in the most effective way to assist the peoples of their area. 

     No one is turned away from receiving help regardless of race, sex, religion, etc.  There is no discrimination when it comes to helping our friends in Appalachia.

recent programs

This year AMoH was proud to distribute over 350 coats through our annual winter coat drive.  THANKS to all who generously donated to the 2013 coat drive!


Hundreds of people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become our partner.

mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to advocate and assist.

Special events

An Appalachia Easter- Each year, AMoH and our friends at partner churches hand-deliver Easter Baskets to less-fortunate families.  There are baskets for both children and elderly folks. 

Back 2 School Bazaar- AMoH partners with area churches to bring back-to-school items to families in Appalachia.  AMoH coordinates B2S parties complete with games and food for everyone to enjoy.

Thanksgiving in the Mountains- For our Thanksgiving event, AMoH partners with churches to make Turkey Boxes to deliver to families that might otherwise miss a Turkey Dinner at Thanksgiving.  Each box contains a whole turkey and all the fixins needed to make a delicious turkey dinner.

Winter Coat Drive-Each year in October and November, AMoH coordinates a number of winter coat drives around the area.  The coats collected are then sent out to our partner churches in Appalachia to give out to those who need them.  This is a very important event, as each year there are many who do not have coats to help keep warm.

Christmas in Appalachia- Christmas brings about the busiest time for AMoH.  For the holiday, AMoH coordinates Christmas in Appalachia festivals.  Each festival has games, snacks, music, and a present for every child handed out by Mr. & Mrs. Claus.  This festive atmosphere is the perfect setting to share in the celebration of the birth of the Christ.  For many children, this IS their Christmas, and we hope  to spread the joy of the holiday to everyone.