In August 2012, because of continued layoffs at the local coal mine, John and Crystal Jarrell could no longer afford their home. This forced them, and their two children, to move in with John's parents in Van, WV, putting a total of seven people under one roof
Clayton Weeks, 81, (center) was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2014. In January with a diagnosis of six or less months to live, Clayton decided to go in the care of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Clayton's wife June, son Clayton and an Androscoggin Hospice Chaplin Dick Waddell, hold hand in prayer at the Week's home in Mexico, Maine, a few weeks before Clayton's passing.
At the Christian Faith Academy in Van, West Virginia, church goers pray during a Wednesday night church service.
Because of continuous layoffs in coal mines in Southern West Virginia, John and Crystal Jarrell and their two kids lost their home. After not being able to find jobs, they moved four hours north to Morgantown, West Virginia. Rylan, 3, and JayCee, 2, had their own rooms before the move, now they share a lot of things, including a bed.
Maraeka Merchant cries tears of joy after it was announced that her team, the Lewiston Devils, won the Maine State Cheerleading Championship at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.
Mark LaFlamme, a writer at the Sun Journal, transforms into Bow the clown at the Kora Shrine Circus in Lewiston, Maine, so he could write about his experience.
At the Martel school in Lewiston, Maine, Bates College students read books to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students about the civil right movement, a few days after MLK day.
June Weeks sits in her kitchen in Mexico, Maine while her husband Clayton Weeks, who is dying from lung cancer, has his weekly visit with his hospice nurse.
"This is a favorite game of ours, and we haven't been skiing yet" said Peggy Dwyer of Livermore. Dwyer comes to Roberts Farm Preserve in Norway Maine to go skijoring with her four poodles, from left, Diva, Levi, Brie and Peach. Skijoring is a winter sport where a person on skis and is pulled by their dog(s).
Firefighters work at the scene of a garage fire caused by the improper disposal of bonfire ashes, in Lewiston, Maine on Monday May 5th.
Winthrop High School's Adam Hachey safely dives into first base after taking a lead in a game against St. Dominic High School on May 8th, 2015.
JayCee Jarrell, 3, puts up a fight as her mom and mawmaw get her ready to compete in the Coal Festival Beauty Pageant. After spending most of the night shopping in Walmart to get beauty supplies, JayCee just wants to go back to sleep.
Street scene outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Punchy O' Guts and her teammates stretch and chug whiskey after a roller derby bout in Portland, Maine. Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams where five members skate around the track in the same direction. The teams score points, when the jammer (a designated scorer) laps members on the opposing team.
A local villager who assisted Rustic Pathways students build bamboo tables for a community service project in rural Thailand.
"I wore white in honor of my son, Brian patrick. He is a nurse in Portland," said Shelia Patrick of Lewiston, Maine. Patrick prays at the White Mass service on Sunday February 9th, at Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston. The White Mass is named for the color of the vestments worn on the day, as white is associated with the medical profession.
Students on the Rustic Pathways trip "Come With Nothing Go Home Rich", participate in a community service project, to build bamboo tables for a rural school in Thailand. Here, they are digging holes with bamboo tools so they can create stability for the tables.
On October 3rd, 2014, the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary of Washington, DC put on its 65th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon to help families in their time of need. The fashion show was put together by Bloomingdales in the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
A child sees and plays with a balloon for the first time in the Mok Dou village, in rural Laos.
Goldie Peacock is a drag king in Portland, Maine. She binds her breasts before her performances to look more like the male characters she preforms as.
Children watch the Chinesse New Year Day Parade in Washington, DC.
Eva Rum, 5, plays with the flowers at DC's annual Cherry Blossom festival in 2014.
A woman works in the rice fields in Udon Thani, Thailand. Thailand has a strong tradition of rice production and is the second largest exporter of product in the world.
Madison, West Virginia, at the annual Coal Festival.