Bill Mills, Christian Appalachian Project (#412)
Bill Mills, president of the Christian Appalachian Project, discusses his organization, problems in Eastern Kentucky and the recent 20/20 documentary “A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains,” about children living in poverty in Appalachia.
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He reveals his own feelings about the controversial program and discusses significant problems in the region and Appalachian stereotypes.
He also discusses the Christian Appalachian Project, a 45-year-old charity designed to provide assistance to children, the elderly and disabled adults in the Appalachian region. He talks about how the organization is funded; its services, including after-school programs, home repair, summer camps and classes for parents; and how individuals can help CAP.