Radio host’s wife finds way to help AFA

ASHLAND, Ky. - Below is an email from Leigh Anne Roten, whose husband Tom interviewed Amy Compston and Mark Maynard on his radio show last Friday morning. Leigh Anne was listening to the program and was touched by the Amy For Africa mission and Samaritan's Feet [...]

By |2015-02-27T13:05:50+00:00February 27th, 2015|

Salon having 24-hour hair-a-thon for AFA

Ambiance Hair Salon in Ashland will be doing a 24-hour hair-a-thon for Amy For Africa on March 6-7. By ADAM BLACK / The Independent ASHLAND When it comes to marathons, the first thing that might come to mind is a day of running or binge-watching [...]

By |2015-02-24T21:14:46+00:00February 24th, 2015|

AFA has own form of March Madness

ASHLAND, Ky. - Amy For Africa has its own version of March Madness coming up. The nonprofit organization has 14 speaking engagements scheduled for the month of March, including Sunday services every week of the month. They will also be sponsoring a 5K on March 21 [...]

By |2015-02-23T21:08:55+00:00February 23rd, 2015|

Civic clubs pitching in with AFA

Amy with Jay Whitlatch, Rotary president. Amy speaking at Rotary Club. Amy speaking at Rotary Club. ASHLAND, Ky. - Ashland Rotary Club is the latest civic club to donate to the Amy For Africa / Samaritan's Shoe project. Rotary Club [...]

By |2015-02-23T20:41:26+00:00February 23rd, 2015|

Schools, FCA groups involved with AFA shoe cause

Amy with the Russell High School baseball team that helped raise $853. BELOW: Ruthie and John Lynd of Russell FCA. ASHLAND, Ky. - On the coldest day on record, the Russell High School Fellowship of Christian Athletics (FCA) warmed the hearts of Amy For [...]

By |2015-02-21T12:03:58+00:00February 21st, 2015|

What snowstorm? Amy braves elements in training

ASHLAND, Ky. - You want dedication? How about 20 miles in the freezing cold and snow? That was Amy Compston's path on Monday when an all-day snowstorm, combined with sub-freezing temperatures, made for some tough sledding. But it didn't stop this elite marathon runner and the [...]

By |2015-02-21T12:06:45+00:00February 19th, 2015|

Team AFA sending 11 to Moyo in May

ASHLAND, Ky. - The 11-member Amy For Africa Team that will be traveling to Moyo, Uganda in May for the Samaritan's Feet shoe project is set. AFA co-founders Amy Compston and Mark Maynard will lead the team along with Floyd Paris, the president of United Christian [...]

By |2015-03-20T16:44:26+00:00February 14th, 2015|

Samaritan’s Feet Shoes of Hope 5K set March 21

GREENUP, Ky. - The Samaritan's Feet Shoes of Hope 5K will be March 21 at the Greenup Community Park. The mostly flat course that runs along the Ohio River will be a good eye-opener for new and veteran runners alike who are rounding into shape for [...]

By |2015-02-04T07:50:21+00:00February 4th, 2015|

Compston honored as Difference Maker

ASHLAND, Ky. - Christian radio station Walk FM in Cannonsburg recognized Amy Compston on Feb. 1 with its Difference Maker Award. Compston, the co-founder and face behind the Amy For Africa mission, was surprised when Walk FM's Derek Withrow made the announcement in front of Amy's [...]

By |2015-02-02T22:50:00+00:00February 2nd, 2015|