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‘We can do better’: FEMA makes sweeping changes to speed up disaster aid


Responding to frustrations from impacted communities across the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that it is making sweeping changes so that more disaster victims get financial assistance faster and with fewer ru...

New Leadership for Growing Hazard Office; New Disaster Response Project Director and openings for two attorneys


PRESS RELEASE January 10, 2024 HAZARD, KY - AppalReD Legal Aid is pleased to announce that Devon Skeens is the new Directing Attorney of the Hazard field office. The Hazard field office provides free civil legal help to low-income reside...

UK to award John Rosenberg with honorary degree


We're thrilled to announce that our very own John Rosenberg is being awarded an Honorary Doctorate at University of Kentucky's December commencement. Read more here!

Dear Friends: Fall Letter from Executive Director


Dear friends, It is with great enthusiasm and gratitude that I write to you today as the newly appointed Executive Director of AppalReD Legal Aid. Every day, I meet new staff and learn about program accomplishments that make me proud to be at ...

AppalReD Legal Aid hires new executive director


Prestonsburg, Ky. (WYMT) - AppalreD Legal Aid, which has served Eastern Kentuckians in civil cases for decades, now has a new leader. Angeleigh Dorsey, who had many years of prior experience in legal aid, was hired as the new executive director. ...

Welcome Angeleigh Dorsey!


In just two weeks AppalReD Legal Aid will have a new Executive Director. We are so excited that we couldn't wait any longer to introduce her to our community of supporters! Angie will begin her role September 1.  Angeleigh Dorse...

AppalReD Legal Aid Receives $1.4M for Natural Disaster Recovery Legal Services


Prestonsburg, KY August 17, 2023 The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is awarding $1,345,226 to AppalReD Legal Aid to support the delivery of legal services to low-income Kentuckians impacted by the severe storms, flooding, and mudslid...

SBP to offer FEMA Appeal In Person Assistance this August


SBP is a national disaster and recovery organization. They will be offering in person FEMA appeal assistance clinics in Virgie, Buckhorn, Jenkins, and Jackson this month.  8/27 Virgie Baptist Church  8/28 Jenkins Public Library ...

FLOOD SURVIVORS: Did you know you can still make a FEMA appeal?


  HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The flood last July left thousands of people without a home or with one that needed severe repairs, and because of the level of disaster, FEMA applications were available for flood survivors. Which meant Eastern ...

"Peace of Mind:" $10,000 grant to help victims of domestic violence


  HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - AppalReD Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to people that qualify in 37 counties across the state. The organization received a $10,000 grant from WellCare to help victims of dom...