History

The Lend-A-Hand Center is a private, nonprofit community service organization located on a farm in southeastern Kentucky off the Cumberland Gap Parkway between the cities of Barbourville and Pineville. The Center began in 1958 as a result of a dream of Peggy Kemner, a nurse-midwife from Pennsylvania and Irma Gall, a school teacher and farmer from Indiana. Both women wanted to work with the people along Stinking Creek in Knox County, Kentucky, by utilizing good farming techniques, by the provision of medical services, by providing Sunday school and Day Camp programs for children in the area and by setting an example of Christian service and cooperation with one another.

Return to Stinking Creek: A Personal War on Poverty (USA Today 2008)
To Lend A Hand (Lamp Unto My Feet CBS Special)
December 14, 1969
IMDB Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284748/episodes?year=1969

Oral History Projects

Lend-A-Hand Center Oral History Project

Stinking Creek Stories Oral History Project

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