2 months ago
It’s been two months since we and our neighbors awoke to a horrific flooding event and we’re still processing what that means for us as well as our wider community.
Today, we remain embroiled in what is sure to be a lengthy recovery effort. As mentioned in past updates, both our main, iconic Madison Street building and the Boone Building were heavily damaged and all our programs took direct hits - our archive totally submerged for hours, our theater and live on-air radio studio complete losses, and the total devastation of the facilities where we taught young Appalachians how to tell their own stories for years.
Yet, despite these hardships, our work continues. We’ve been working hard to ensure that we can continue to do what we’ve done for over fifty years - support our Appalachian community as best that we can and lift up these stories in our own words:
None of this would be possible without unrelenting efforts from our staff as well as our terrific and numerous volunteers and partners like you. Your support - be it through financial donations, physical donations, volunteer help, or anything in between - has made it possible for us to continue the work that we are so committed to.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Thank you for believing in the mission and work of Appalshop over the years and for helping us ensure that work continues. We truly couldn’t be where we are now without you.