Recognized by Christian Appalachian Project
BEREA, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2016) — Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) on Thursday honored Berea College as a Champion of Appalachia at its second annual award celebration.
The Champions of Appalachia Award recognizes honorees that give strength to the mission and raise awareness of the work of Christian Appalachian Project in Eastern Kentucky. The award was accepted by Berea College President Lyle Roelofs.
“Berea College has served the needs of people in Appalachia for 161 years and CAP is privileged to recognize their service,” said Guy Adams, president/CEO of CAP. “Through this award, we want to draw attention to individuals and institutions that have longevity impacting the region, specifically Central Appalachia. Berea College exemplifies service and compassion in its commitment to transforming lives in Appalachia. CAP shares these values.”
For more than 50 years, CAP has worked in Eastern Kentucky to make a difference in the lives of children and their families, individuals with disabilities and seniors living in poverty. The nonprofit touches the lives of more than 1.5 million people each year directly and indirectly.