Four truckloads of supplies arrive for out-of-work miners

The Christian Appalachian Project collects supplies for out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners in eastern Kentucky - delivered in Harlan on 8-13-19

HARLAN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Four truckloads full of love and generosity arrived at the Harlan Center on Tuesday for out-of-work Blackjewel coal miners.

Four tractor-trailer loads, with an estimated $80,000 worth of donated supplies, arrived from the Christian Appalachian Project.

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The CAP, along with other groups and individuals, spent the last month collecting the donations.

Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy July 1, 2019.  Some employees didn’t receive a paycheck for the work they had done for the company, while others paychecks bounced.

In an instance, thousands of miners were out-of-work, out of money and without health insurance.

A number of groups and countless individuals began collecting money and supplies for the affected miners in an outpouring of generosity.