The “Jewel City” is typically best known as the home of Marshall University. Many people may not know that this small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is also home to an opioid crisis. Much like several cities and towns throughout the Appalachian region, residents of Huntington have struggled with loss of jobs, which often leads to drug and alcohol abuse. Our partners and local churches around Huntington are striving to share the living hope of Jesus Christ with people in this region. Your team can help us share this Good News!
Ministry Opportunities include:
  • Food and clothing distribution
  • VBS and children’s ministry
  • Outreach events like Block Parties and holiday themed events
  • Light Construction work
  • Local church ministry – special events and programs
  • Sports Ministry – games and/or clinics
  • Concerts and musical performances
  • Assisted living facilities – programs, music, crafts
Leisure Activities include:
  • Tour of Marshall University
  • Tour of plane crash site and cemetery where MU Football Team is buried
  • Huntington Museum of Art
  • Camden Park – small amusement park
  • Ritter Park – downtown green space and park
  • Local restaurants and shopping
Travel info: Groups can fly into Huntington (HTS) or Charleston (CRW) airports. Huntington is located where West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky meet. Groups are responsible for their own ground transportation for this trip.