Appalachia Service Project

Packing Up and Heading Out

This year’s 129 volunteers are about to head out to Appalachia to serve in two counties in Kentucky!

We pack the vans on Friday, July 1st, in the back parking lot of Jesse Lee Church.

  • The vans will be arranged by center in the back lot. Please park in the main lot.
  • Bring all of your tools and your week bag. Pack in a soft-sided duffel, no hard suitcases allowed. Please see this packing list .
  • Check in with your crew leader. Turn in your COVID form.
  • Put your tools in the floor storage area of your crew van and put your week bag in the car top carrier of your crew van.

We depart for Appalachia on Saturday, July 2, from Jesse Lee church.

  • Crew leaders report at 7:00 AM. All youth report at 7:30 PM. All parents and siblings should come along, too.
  • The vans will be arranged by center.
  • Check in with your crew leader when you arrive.
  • Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, lunch, and overnight bag. These items will be placed behind the seat of the van you’re riding in. You’ll ride in a van that is assigned to your center.
  • Our send-off ceremony will be held on the front steps of the church (or indoors in case of rain). We will honor our career kids, present the John Ward Award, and commission all of our volunteers.
  • After the ceremony and a bathroom stop, load up in your van. Family members can line up along the exit of the back parking lot to cheer on the caravans as we pull out.

If you have any questions about packing, loading, or heading out, please contact your crew leader.

ASP (Appalachia Service Project) is a hands-on home-repair ministry that is sponsored locally by Jesse Lee Church. It makes a huge difference for families who live in the mountains of West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina, some of the most poverty-stricken areas of our country. We work not only to make their homes warmer, safer and drier but also to give them hope.

ASP 2022 ~ July 2 – July 10 ~ ASP 2022

This year Jesse Lee ASP will be once again be offering two concurrent projects – a trip to Appalachia and an ASP-At-Home opportunity. Volunteers who are up-to-date with their vaccinations and boosters  will have the option to participate in the ASP summer program down in Appalachia. Those who are not vaccinated or choose not to travel may take part in our ASP-At-Home trip, helping families in the Fairfield County area.

Both options will run the same week and function in similar manners. The specific plans for the two projects are currently being worked out.

To participate in either program, volunteers are required to do the following:

  • Register and pay the appropriate fee
  • Complete a 2.5-hour Basic Skills session – FIRST TIME VOLUNTEERS ONLY
  • Complete a Ramp Building skill training session
  • Complete 1 car wash
  • Sell at least 25 Shares of stock at $10 per share
  • Attend the 4 orientation meetings


Countdown until ASP 2022!  

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