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 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.
ASP 2023 Trip – June 18 – 24, 2023. Destination: TBD
- ASP Fundraiser and Meeting Dates:
- ASP Fall Chore Day – November 5, 2022 8AM – 12PM, Arrive at 7:30AM
- ASP Spaghetti Dinner – March 10, 2023 6PM – 8PM, Arrive at 4:30
- ASP Information Meeting – in the Youth Wing
- ASP Spring Chore Day – May, 2023 8AM – 12PM, Arrive at 7:30AM
- ASP Orientation Day – TBD
- Van Packing – June 17, 2023 – 10:30AM (Adult volunteers meet at 8AM to get the work van’s)
Views from Appalachia Service Project 2022(Slideshow)
“Because This is Where They Live” including words from the ASP Founder Rev. “Tex” Evans
Walter Crouch, President and CEO, Appalachia Service Project
St. Paul’s ASP Support Team
Dear Friends of Appalachia Service Project,
We are excited to announce that St. Paul’s Youth is planning to resume our annual mission trip to serve families in Appalachia! We are doing so after a careful internal review of both Diocese and Parish recommendations, and specific Covid-19 protocols will be in place for all participants in order to maintain safety. We welcome all interested youth and adults to join us for an information meeting on Sunday in the Youth Wing Please come talk with us about this transformational ministry – one that we have deeply missed during the pandemic. We are planning for fifteen youth and eight adult volunteers this summer – all St. Paul’s Youth who are rising 9th graders next fall and fourteen years old are eligible to join us.
We are incredibly grateful for all of the support that St. Paul’s has given us over the years. We also humbly ask for your continuing support of our participation in this transformational ministry.
St. Paul’s ASP Support Team
Contact: Kevin Swann: email@example.com
Forms and Documentation Links:
Prior ASP Trips:
Here are photos of prior ASP trips: ASP Photo Galleries
Miscellaneous articles and links:
Appalachia Service Project Day – March 17, 2019. Listen to the Homily by Drew Bradley and Izzie Hirschy. ASP Homily
For more information about the ASP organization, go to www.asphome.org.
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