Rebuilding in Appalachia

by Judith M. Dinsmore In rural eastern Kentucky, the tree-covered Appalachians tumble downward to meet in narrow hollows—hollers—that are sometimes only wide enough for a creek, a line of houses on one side, and a road on the other. The town of Neon, where the OPC has...

The Sturgill Family

Hear one family’s story about being forced to leave their home after catastrophic floods hit Neon, Kentucky on July 28, 2022 and their thankfulness for the kindness of strangers. OPC Disaster Response was privileged to serve this family to help dry out and...

Still Much Unresolved

by Trish Duggan, OPC Disaster Response Communications Coordinator It’s hard to imagine continuing to live in a soggy, mold-filled home, but that’s what many in the community of Neon have had to do without much promise of change. This desperate need is what has led OPC...
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