Help Us Help AppalachiaHere’s a phrase we board members of the Monkey Do Project are hearing more and more these days:

 

 

“We don’t have the budget for your project because our charity funds are allocated to helping [insert name of a country other than the U.S.].”

 

This breaks my heart not because other countries don’t need help (they do and we support that), but it breaks my heart because there are people right here in the United States who desperately need our help–especially U.S. Appalachia where some areas have a poverty rate that is 150% higher the national average.

 

Why is this so important, and what can you do to help?

 

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