The Need

Safety,Security, & Guidance

HARP Stories

He came to Caldwell with his dad all the way from their farm in Wisconsin to build a wheelchair ramp. H.A.R.P. groups build wheelchair ramps for the elderly, disabled and terminally ill. Your church can build or support financially.

Wheelchair ramp for double amputee who lives way back in the hills of Appalachia outside of Fredericksdale, OH.

Just one of many children of Appalachian families who were given Christmas toys through H.A.R.P. Each year H.A.R.P. collects and distributes household items, appliances, furniture, blankets, school supplies, Christmas toys and more to hundreds of families and children in Appalachia and beyond

Teaching young people to volunteer and serve. One of our favorite photos. Notice the concentration in the way they even hold the hammers.

He came to Caldwell with his dad all the way from their farm in Wisconsin to build a wheelchair ramp. H.A.R.P. groups build wheelchair ramps for the elderly, disabled and terminally ill. Your church can build or support financially.

The idea of living below the poverty line is something most of us only hope will never happen to us. Unfortunately, this idea is reality for many families and individuals living in the Appalachian regions of Ohio. The counties that outline the Appalachian region have a poverty rate of 17.8% which means about 348,000 out of the 1,958,000 people in Ohio fall into that category. 15 of the 16 counties with the highest poverty rates in Ohio were in the Appalachian region. Many of these families and individuals have lived in poverty all their lives. By not getting the assistance and guidance needed to achieve self sufficiency, young adults and children of these families will only ever be exposed to living in very low-income environments and are likely to continue the lifestyle as they start their own families, creating an ever growing problem.
This means, in our very own communities, many families are not able to provide their children with basic need items or furniture, senior citizens aren't able to obtain the necessary equipment needed to even get into their own homes, and 27% of home-owning veterans are living in poverty. At HARP we aim to help these individuals increase their quality of living and reach self sufficiency through material, emotional, and spiritual support thus creating a better community. 

Wheelchair ramp for double amputee who lives way back in the hills of Appalachia outside of Fredericksdale, OH.

Early stages of a wheelchair ramp in East Union, Ohio. The man sitting on the bags of sacrete, his wife was terminally ill and in hospice while his health was also failing. He needed heart surgery, but is too weak to withstand the surgery. Medical bills were high, but so was their spirit. We blessed them with a new ramp, they blessed us with their testimonies about God's blessings in all of our lives.

Wheelchair ramp for cancer patient and husband in little town of Carlisle, OH. Because of medical bills and no one else to help they had been waiting for over a year. You can help with needs like theirs.

Servant group of young people pose for photo while providing maintenance and other home repairs for Southern Ohio elderly couple in need.

Wheelchair ramp being constructed near Ava, Ohio. Both mom and daughter at this home are confined to wheelchairs and were unable to come outside without considerable help. They now have access to the outside, as well as their new deck overlooking the beautiful valley where they live.

School supplies, furniture, household appliances and Christmas gifts are some of the ways H.A.R.P. helped this young mom and her two daughters.

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Helping Appalachian Rural People dba HARP Mission is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.