Thanks for posting this Debbie, it's vital info that needs to get out into the hands of every AA member. Our reaching out to help and offer to help alcoholics IS what we're all about. It is the substance of the primary purpose of our recovery plan. And, unfortunately, too many AA's think that 12 Step work is going to meetings.
Hopefully, by sharing your experiences here -- on the site -- will not only get some help for you, in regards to helping you get literature and things that you need to carry the message in your small town -- it can serve as a resource of help for other AA's in similar situations -- that are searching for answers and solutions.
From communicating with you -- I would say that you are currently the only AA member in the town that is willing to reach out and carry the message of AA to the community. We can be of service to you by sending you literature from our Central Offices or Intergroups -- since you have no funds to purchase literature from New York, and you have no transportation -- to go get it.
Keep up the good work. I'm working on putting together an "AA Care Package" to send you -- books, etceteras, that you can use and provide to others. Do you need coffee or coffee cups or coffee pot???
Sometimes, AA's just don't think about "if there is only one AA in town trying to bring AA to the town -- there is no such thing as a self-supporting group... other than the one self."
You are in for a rare treat of an experience. Most AA's will never know what it's like to Pioneer AA in a new Community... and the challenges that go with it... and the brused egos... and sensitive toes of others!
Hang in there. You're doing a good job. Be sure to post your daily "to do lists" of things that you are doing... like contacting the AA ladies in the nearest other-town, communicating with distant Intergroup Offices... etcetera.
I'll jump in here once in a while if I can be of help.