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Appalachia Service Project Overview



Come to Appalachia to raise roofs. Fix floors. And build a whole new you!

Come to Appalachia to raise roofs. Fix floors. And build a whole new you!



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  • Life-changing home repair ministry Volunteers make homes warmer, safer, and drier for low-income families in Central Appalachia Each year…  15,000 volunteers from all over the country  Repair about 500 homes  28 rural Appalachian communities 2
  • Youth Program: 8 weeks every summer Adult Program: Fall, winter, and spring 3
  • Make one family's home warmer, safer, and drier Repair roofs, install insulation, fix floors, shore up foundations, build handicapped ramps, and perform a host of other repairs Worship, bond, and pull together as a group Lift an Appalachian family's spirits and remind them that God's love knows no boundaries 4
  • Develop a heart for Christian service Discover what you're really made of Help you make a dent in poverty right here in America Give you new appreciation for what you have Draw your group or church closer together Come home more on fire for your faith and more involved in your church or community 5
  • Volunteer in small groups Week or long weekend College, mid-career or retired Come through a church, civic or service organization, or just a group of friends Specialty weekends: women, singles, college students, social justice 6
  • Serve for one week in the summer Summer is 8 weeks (early June to early August) 2 adult group leaders for every 5 youth Minimum age: 14 Bring as many groups as you like. Some churches bring 10 groups, some bring one. Apply in September for the following summer 7
  • Founded in 1969 Glenn “Tex” Evans, a United Methodist Minister 50 youth repaired 4 homes and ASP was born Over the past 40 years…  250,000 volunteers  14,000 homes repaired  Countless lives changed 8
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  • Poverty rates more than double the national average One in four lives below the poverty level 62,500 homes are substandard Nearly half of families have annual household incomes below $20,000 10
  • Turnkey mission trip Just sign up, get ready, and show up! We take care of the rest. ASP provides:  Lodging & food  Projects  Construction supplies & expertise  Evening programming and entertainment 11
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