For Each Other

  1. A one-minute slice of Appalachian life. View more at hollowdocumentary.com.

    Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Elaine McMillion Sheldon.
    Sound Designer: Billy Wirasnik

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  2. Linda and Bob McKinney run McDowell County's Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank. Linda discusses the challenges of serving nearly 800 homes a month and issues within the households that make thier job even more challenging. Learn more about Alan and McDowell County at hollowdocumentary.com

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  3. Mary Lewis is a fitness instructor and lifelong native of Welch, West Virginia. In her pursuit to keep residents active and fit, issues with infrastructure have left her with limited options of places to teach her classes. She has been creative and flexible with her passion and is known for bringing her boom box and energy anywhere, even in city hall, to motivate young and old. Lewis discusses the challenges with health, funding and infrastructure that keep McDowell County in last place as one of the most unhealthiest counties in America. Learn more about Mary Lewis and McDowell County at hollowdocumentary.com

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  4. A one-minute slice of Appalachian life. View more at hollowdocumentary.com.

    Director and Cinematographer: Elaine McMillion Sheldon.
    Editor: Sarah Ginsburg
    Sound Designer: Billy Wirasnik.

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  5. Every summer, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Big Creek People In Action co-sponsor a four-week literacy camp focused on reading fundamentals in McDowell County, West Virginia. The camp sparks learning through interactive story adventures, art, music and games developed around the PBS KIDS program, SUPER WHY. In 2012, the 45 campers showed about 95 percent improvement in literacy because of a multimedia approach. The program fills the gap in a county that faces many issues with education, including attainment, literacy, truancy and teacher recruitment and retainment. Visit hollowdocumentary.com to learn more about McDowell County and experience a literacy data visualization.

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For Each Other

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Many of those living in McDowell County are working to serve the needs of others. Whether that is providing food, exercise or education, residents have not given up on improving the quality of life. They stick together and they have dreams of a better


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Many of those living in McDowell County are working to serve the needs of others. Whether that is providing food, exercise or education, residents have not given up on improving the quality of life. They stick together and they have dreams of a better and healthier Southern West Virginia.

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