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Christian Appalachian Project, Inc.
March 19, 2013

In May of 2010 my Father In Law passed away and my wife and I moved back in with his widow, my wife's Mother, to care for her since she's in her late eighties and has senile dementia and severe hearing loss. We inherited a mess. My mother in law was donating money to multiple charities and was a member of thirty plus book clubs. Most, if not all, of those book clubs continued delivering books to the address and a mountain of debt was incurred. My Mother In Law didn't remember ordering them, and thought they were gifts.

In the category of charities, Christian Appalachian Project was one of many, and it was sending multiple requests for money in two different names at the same address. Both addressed to the Mother In Law. Since May of 2010, both my wife and I have called the Lexington Office to remove the address from the mailing list, Mom obsesses that she should do the Christian thing and donate money to the charity. And it goes on for days. Early on we learned to hide the contacts from CAP. We can do that since we're her guardians in the home. We've also e-mailed CAP, and made numerous contacts on Facebook. Still, the contacts come.

Recently I gave up. I got tired of hearing the same excuse repeatedly from the people at CAP, especially Phyllis Caudill. So, I submitted our evidence and filed a complaint with the Indiana Attorney General's Office, and after a short period, CAP through Phyllis Caudill responded to the mediation with the IAG. Glaring omissions notwithstanding, we were assured we wouldn't receive anymore contacts. Since that letter from the IAG, CAP has contacted us through the mail twice in two consecutive months.

I have serious doubts about the legitimacy of this group. I get angry when I think of anyone trying to ask for money from an 89 year old woman who can't hear well even with hearing aides, and has senile dementia.

It's been twenty months. Enough is enough already. If it goes a full two calendar years, I'm seeing a lawyer about harassment.

Luke 20:47
English Standard Version (ESV)
47 "who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

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