It has been two summers since our youth and adult volunteers have spent a week with the Appalachia Service Project. Started in 1981, this yearly home repair and relational ministry has involved hundreds of our people in making homes warmer, safer, and dryer for poor families in central Appalachia. It is a life giving and life-changing opportunity, and we are really hoping to return for a week this coming summer.
This year, we will return from July 1-8 to Johnson County, Tennessee. At this time, we are looking for volunteers who might like to go with us. If you’d like to help, or get more information, email Rev. Lee.
What’s ASP All About?
The Appalachia Service Project is a non-profit home repair project with and for the poor of Central Appalachia. The youth of Severna Park UMC have been serving with ASP for 38 years! In 2018 alone we journeyed with 80 youth, college students and adults to Kentucky to serve families in Kentucky and West Virginia. Our goal is to give senior high youth an opportunity to put their faith into action while making a significant difference in the lives of Appalachian families.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to make homes warmer, safer and drier for low-income families. But ASP is more than just a building program. Yes, Appalachia’s poorest families urgently need your help, but they can help change your life, too.
Through their eyes, you’ll see yourself as the person you’ve always wanted to be. Compassionate. Committed. With the power to make a difference. Through their gratitude, you’ll be inspired to serve others in every area of your life. Through their down-to-earth faith, your own faith will grow stronger.
For more information on ASP email Rev. Lee.