Worship. Serve. Grow.

“We accept people right where they are, just the way they are”

– ASP Founder Glenn “Tex” Evans

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a home repair ministry to needy families of Central Appalachia. Youth and adult participants grow spiritually, gain self confidence, and bridge communities in the fresh mountain air while repairing roofs, floors and bathrooms, in addition to making homes accessible through porch and ramp repairs or additions.

A typical day with ASP starts with breakfast in the dining hall of the living quarters (usually a community church or school), after which teams prepare lunches and water coolers for the day. Vans are loaded with supplies, and teams spend most of the day at their work site, often interacting with the families they are serving. Teams return the the Center by late afternoon, with plenty of time to shower and help with a few chores to maintain the center or help with dinner. Evenings are spent in fellowship, hanging out with teams from other churches and learning about the Appalachian culture. Jigsaw puzzles, four-square, CanJam and ice cream trips are plentiful.

ASP can truly be a life-changing experience. Adult chaperones have not only been blown away by the experience of helping the families of Appalachia, but by the incredible dedication of the young people who participate. Construction experience is not necessary; patience and an openness to learning are all that is needed.

ASP 2024: June 23 – 29    Destination: Dickenson County, VA

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Not sure yet and want to know more? Contact Kevin Swann by filling out the ASP Inquiry Form

Important ASP 2024 Fundraiser and Meeting Dates for all participants:

  • ASP Fall Chore Day – November 4, 2023 8AM – 12PM, Arrive at 7:30AM
  • ASP Spaghetti Dinner – March 8, 2024 6PM – 8PM, Arrive at 4:30
  • ASP Information Meeting –  in the Youth Wing
  • ASP Spring Chore Day – Saturday May 11, 2024 8AM – 12PM, Arrive at 7:30AM
  • ASP Trip Leadership Team Meeting: Saturday, May 18, 10 AM in the Youth Wing
  • ASP Orientation Day – June 1, 10 AM: All participants must attend
  • Van Packing – June 22, 2024 – 11:00AM (Adult volunteers meet at 9:30 AM to get the work vans)

Contact: Kevin Swann: swann.kev@gmail.com