Who We Are
Appalachia Mountain Flows' main objective is to bring sustainable living to individuals and communities. This would include clean and safe water, healthy living and prospering opportunities in Appalachia. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
FLOWS (Fortified Living. Opportunities. Water. Sustainability.)
Many families and individuals in the Appalachia area do not have access to safe and dependable water sources. Towns that do have public water systems still face many problems such as pipes bursting due to failing infrastructures and compromised water. The water sources are compromised due to the lack of water treatments, ground water exposures and chemicals. In addition, there are ongoing water boil advisories that have lasted for years. Residents and towns of Appalachia can be without water for weeks at a time. Many communities lack the funds and resources to provide proper water treatment and testing of the public water sources. Other residents in the Appalachia area do not have access to ANY public water source.
What does this means for the residents of the Appalachia area? This means they need to fill up water tanks and bottles by a mountain spring for all their water needs. This is a daunting task to drive to the water source, fill the tanks and transfer the water to the home water containment system. This task can prevent low income families from obtaining water due to not having a reliable vehicle, fuel or funds for alternative transportation. For the elderly, people with disabilities or homebound, obtaining water is difficult at best. They often have limited or no access to water for daily needs such as flushing toilets, cleaning, drinking and cooking. In addition to the lack of safe water, the residents in these communities do not have educational resources readily available pertaining to water safety, sustainability, and green living.
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Help us meet our goal of assisting people in Appalachia have access to clean running water through water filter and test kit distribution, educational opportunities and providing a model of sustainability demonstration center.