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Christian Appalachian Project, Inc.

Rating: 3.21 stars   29 reviews 8,523

Address:

2610 Palumbo Drive Lexington KY 40509 USA

Mission:

The Christian Appalachian Project is an interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services.

Programs:

Distributed over $100 Million in donated gifts-in-kind, including food, clothing and necessities.

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(606) 789-9791
http://www.christianapp.org/

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Reviews for Christian Appalachian Project, Inc.

Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

First let me say, I have not ever worked here or even contributed to this organization. I might contribute after the research I just did though. There are many worthy needs out there including this one.

I looked this charity up in Forbes reviews. Based on their report of the revenues of the charity compared to expenditures on the Appalacian people in need, it does pretty well. Most of the complaints of the people reviewing on this site are related to being solicited so much (that is super annoying. I have that complaint about several charities. I'd like to see this practice stopped as once or twice a year is enough) and the high salaries of the people running the place (not really bad if you want good administration) BUT it seems most of the money goes to the charitable work of the organization. Also, one of the reviews I read on this site was by a former volunteer and it was very good.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been donating for several years! After reading of these reviews I question this organization!! I don't think someone who runs a charitable organization should be making a high salary!! I work hard for my money and want to know it's getting to the people who need it not salaries!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Hello Kathryn43. The top salary at CAP is mine, which is under $185,000. Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact me directly at gadams@chrisapp.org. All questions are welcome. Blessings, Guy Adams, President & CEO

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

19 people found this review helpful

I researched charities this time when donating. CAP had been one of my favorites, & I only get a few solicitations. Charity Navigator only gave them 2 stars, but with 83.5% of funds raised going to programs, which is good. What really bothered me was the listed top salary of $531,000 which is obscene for a charity of this sort!! I wish I knew what to really think.... Sounds like some projects are really good, & they certainly are needed, but I question the efficiency...

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I volunteered with CAP during 2004- 2005. I had an amazing experience and the organization has truly impacted the people of Eastern KY in a positive manner. CAP provides wonderful programs including housing repair, child care, respite, after school care, adult education, elderly care, and a host of other programs. There is a paid staff that is part of CAP and a board of directors... without which the organization would fall apart. Father Ralph Beiting started the organization 50 years ago and it is a huge undertaking... not everyone can be a volunteer anymore as there is too much work to do and plus... it's providing jobs for people in the area. Please consider volunteering for this organzation... it is a life changing experience.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

46 people found this review helpful

I saw an ad for this so-called charity on the UP tv channel. I'm so glad I decided to do some research before giving money. Looking at the reviews, the only POSITIVE ones I'm seeing are from board members. To me that is extremely TELLING. I will not give one cent to a 'charity' where the president makes an obscenely high salary and the professional fundraising harasses people. This is an example of what began as a GOOD organization and has now been corrupted into a money making machine. Shame on the people who have ruined this and are taking money intended to help the poor and are putting it in their own pockets. God will judge you and you will see what you have done when you are punished.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

CAP Is doing a Great Work for the people of the mountains.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

41 people found this review helpful

Having quickly read the reviews what is most telling is the $171,000 salary for the Mr Adams, and
the high % of reviews from Board Members???? .... sorry my money is going to the Salvation Army where I
understand that a high % of my dollar actually goes to the people who need it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire a person who is willing to take a lower salary.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

39 people found this review helpful

I To Have Been Pushed Away By The Frequent Solicitations For Donations In The Mail. What A Waste! What Jumps Out At Me Reading These Reviews Is The Overwhelming Number Of Over-Paid Executives Having To Write 5-Star Reviews To Defend Their Charitable Organization...And It Still Only Bringing It Up To A 3-Star Overall Rating. How Sad. The Wonderful, Kind-Hearted, Giving Appellation People Deserve Better Advocates!!! I'm Sure If Someone Took The Time To Add Up All The Money Spent Directly To Help The Appalachian People Under The New Administration And Compared The Total To The Money Spent On The Organization (Salaries, Overhead, DirectMail, Publicity, Etc.), The Organization Would Prove To Be the Greatest beneficiaries Of Our Hard-Earned Donations Of Late! ShameOnYou!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

EliminateWaste, IncreaseBenefitToTheAssociationPeople, CleanHouseAdministratively,HirePeopleThatConsiderTheJobALaborOfLoveAndAPrivilegeInsteadOfAStatus-BoostingPosition

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

40 people found this review helpful

I can tell you that I am offended by the mailers, especially when they have coins glued in them....what a waste of resources! Am I'm sorry but G Adams getting over $171k per year to run a CHARITY? ....that's just plain sick! CHRISTIAN App should remember the scripture that says 'anyone who leads one of these little ones astray...it is better to have a stone around his neck and dropped into the depth of the ocean than to experience the wrath of God. You're greed has become your focus just like every other company in America....and you will pay for it.....

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire everyone and get nuns and volunteers to run it.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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