Our church has been serving with Appalachian Service Project (ASP) since 1986. ASP is a project dedicated to the repair of sub-standard housing throughout central Appalachia. It was started in 1969 by a United Methodist pastor named Glen “Tex” Evans, who saw the plight of the people of this region and decided to do something about it.
The goal of the mission is to make the homes “Warmer, Safer, and Drier” by doing basic home repairs at no cost to the homeowner. ASP is a service project targeted mainly at high school youth, but all are welcome to participate in the project. We have taken hundreds of youth and adults from our church in the last thirty years, and we have been partnering with a church from Leesburg, Virginia, since 2012: Leesburg Community Church.
It is a very worthwhile trip and you don’t need to have extensive carpentry skills: just a desire to help the least of these in a very poor area of our country.
For more information about our Appalachian Service Project, contact Paul Dohner.