Friends of TFH Appalachia
How to Become a Supporting "Friend of TFH Appalachia"
Friends of TFH Appalachia receive a nice appreciation gift--a candle created by an Appalachian artisan and a spiral light candle (see below).
Contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.
The Mission of TFH Appalachia
While we intervene to repair homes, feed the hungry, work for better healthcare, innovate creative solutions, and advocate for just systems, we keep our focus on the big picture vision of poverty alleviation. We continue to go to the root of poverty, hunger, inadequate housing, education, and healthcare and ask why these inequities exist as we seek long-term sustainable solutions.
Learn more about: Together for Hope Appalachia
We are better when we work together, so we continue to build a coalition of organizations, churches, and individuals who share our goals, while we work to provide resources, support, and networking for existing partners.
Your annual gift of $120 (or $10 a month) supports this work of transformation in rural Appalachia:
• Expanding our impact by providing additional leadership in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio.
Elena Compton is the Assistant to the Regional Vice President for Together for Hope Appalachia, serving in West Virginia.
To show our appreciation and to commemorate your partnership with TFH Appalachia we would like to present you with a candle holder created by Appalachian artist, Kirk Banks, and a SpiralLight Candle.
Thank you for sharing your light (Matthew 5:15).
MEET THE ARTISAN
Richard Kirk Banks
Head Ceramic Contract Artist
Appalachian Artisan Center, Hindman, Kentucky
Richard Kirk Banks is a multi-disciplinary studio artist working in Hindman, KY. A Whitesburg,
KY native, Kirk is a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall and the University of Virginia’s College
at Wise with an emphasis in fine/studio art. He practices primarily in three media: ceramic arts,
printmaking, and painting. Kirk’s pieces from each medium are characterized by bold, saturated
colors, simple patterns, and lively functionality. His ceramic work is generally functional and
wheel-made, with instruction offered weekly by the artist. His print work includes serigraphs and
monotype/monoprint on paper, while his paintings are made with acrylic, oil, and pastels on
canvas or panel.