ASP-2015-skil-sawAppalachia Service Project (ASP) is a home repair ministry to needy families of Central Appalachia. Youth and adult participants grow spiritually, gain self confidence, and build and bridge communities. Real, honest work and relationship building are part of the experience.

Volunteers must prepare lunches and water coolers for the day, they spend several hours a day at their work site with their team, and then they have chores to do to maintain the center or help with dinner when they return from their work site. The hours spent at the site provide needed time for repairs, as well as necessary time to build relationships with their family and with each other.

Evenings are spent in fellowship and learning about the Appalachian culture. ASP can truly be a life-changing experience. Adult chaperons 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.

2017 ASP Trip:

During the week of June 25 – July 1, 2017,  St. Paul’s will send a team on an ASP mission trip to a location in North Carolina.

 

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The information below is from last year’s (2016) trip

Photos:

See photos of ASP 2016 return
See photos of ASP 2016 trip
See photos of ASP 2016 sendoff
See other ASP photo galleries

2016 ASP Trip Dates: July 10 through July 16, 2016

The 2016 trip is to a location in Tennessee. Their Facebook page is Tennessee Center.

The trip is open to 25 youth and 12 adult volunteers. The adults are needed as chaperons (although the adults have as much fun as the youth). Please note that it is a requirement that there be a sufficient number of adult chaperons, otherwise the number of youth who can participate will be limited.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
To register, you must do both registrations:

1. Register on the ASP website:
Go to www.asphome.org and click on Group Member Sign Up.
In the box Group Number provided by your Group leader: type the number that you get from Kevin and click on Join an existing group.
Follow the instructions to create a password, etc. and register.

2. Fill out Volunteer Registration Statement:
Click here to download and print out the Volunteer Registration Statement.
(a) Fill out the volunteer form, Put Group # that you get from Kevin at top right
(b) Have the form notarized,
(c) Make 5 copies of the form plus your medical insurance card,
(d) Give the original and 5 copies (total of 6) to Kevin Swann.
Other Important Documents from ASP:
Please be familiar with this information. We will go over these items at the ASP Orientation.

ASP Leadership: 06/11/2016 10:30 – 1:00 for Adult and Youth Leaders (This will be only 10 selected volunteers)

ASP Orientation: 06/25/2016 10:30 – 1:00 for Parents and Volunteers

ASP Rules Regulations and Expectations
ASP Individual Packing List
ASP Group Packing List Suggestions
Safety Manual From ASP
ASP Safe Sanctuaries
Medical Information
Sensitivity, Safety, and Stewardship
Contact Kevin Swann, 919-607-5913, swann.kev@gmail.com.

***ASP Fundraisers***

ASP requires year-round participation in fundraising activities. Participants MUST make every attempt to attend at least two fundraisers (which includes the Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser). Attendance helps to insure your spot on this mission trip.

*** ASP Fall Chore Day: November 7, 2015 7:30 – 12:30

*** ASP Spaghetti Dinner: March 4, 2016 6:00 – 8:00

*** ASP Spring Chore Day: May 7, 2016 7:30 – 12:30

*** ASP Shareholder Ice Cream Social: TBD 2:00 – 4:00

Miscellaneous articles and links:

For more information about the ASP organization, go to www.asphome.org.

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