Volunteer Group Hall of Fame


Organization Name Number of Volunteers Volunteer Hours
2010 Volunteer Groups
Illinois State University
Michigan Tech
University Illinois Chicago
Columbia University
Cornell University
Documented Groups Wyco Church Restoration
Total 2010



2009 Volunteer Group

Columbia University
Appalachian Service Project
Bluestone Camp
Duquesne University
University of Vermont
Lend a hand for Appalachia
Ashtabula Ohio church of God
Lockheed Martin/Douglasville GA
St. Richards, Gibsonia, PA
East Stroudsburg Presb. Church
Total 2009


Total People

(Estimated) 10,000


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Volunteers are a vital part of RAIL's success. We are SEEKING VOLUNTEERS! Please contact us if you want to make a difference and join our remarkable work teams.

In September 2010 RAIL volunteers began initiating a plan to invigorate Community and Economic development in the southern coalfields of West Virginia. In the past ten years RAIL has studied the needs of families in Appalachia as well as available resources and other accessible opportunities that can help their community become sustainable. Gaining a better understanding of what is needed has culminated in the Coal Heritage Trail of New Commerce Action Plan. Those implementing this plan, an organization at the grass roots, well understand their work cannot be successful without the help of volunteers and generous resources providers. Anyone interested in participating in this bold undertaking of helping families living in the Appalachian coalfields improve their economic and social conditions may contact mullensproject@aol.com for more information. RAIL gets its name from Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc. and can best be described as Volunteers coming together as an organization to find ways to best benefit their community

March 18, 2011

Alternative Spring Break
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