For decades—and often without fanfare—America’s large and small non-profit organizations have been transforming the nation’s landscape in positive ways, oftentimes without taxpayers’ dollars.
Recently, Billy Atwell and I had the chance to talk to Craig Hammond, the director of the venerable Bluefield Union Mission in Southern West Virginia.
“The Mission,” as its called by locals, has been the go-to place for helping services ranging from providing homeless shelters, a food pantry, helping stranded visitors to the area, or simply helping someone pay their electrical bill when times get tougher than usual.
Hammond traces the start of the Union Mission movement across the country and describes how the Bluefield Union Mission continues to thrive, even in an age where big government solutions seem to be the option many people think of first.
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