Appalachia Service Project
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.
Jesse Lee ASP is open to anyone who will have completed their freshman year of high school. Adults are encouraged to volunteer – both those who have teens participating and those who don’t. You don’t have to be a member of Jesse Lee or any church, you don’t have to live in Ridgefield, and you don’t need to be an expert with a hammer. Prior to our nine-day trip, each volunteer must participate in an extensive power tool safety training, cultural education and fund raising program.
ASP 2021 ~ June 26 – July 4 ~ ASP 2021
Exciting News! ASP 2021 is going to happen! This year Jesse Lee ASP will be offering two concurrent projects – a trip to Appalachia and an ASP-At-Home opportunity. Fully vaccinated volunteers 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. While the specific plans for the two projects are being worked out, volunteers need to be working through their trainings and orientations.
Volunteers are required to do the following:
- Sign up to provide us your contact information
- Fully Register and pay the appropriate fee (Registration will be coming soon)
- Complete a 2-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 3 orientations and the crew announcement meeting
For more information, click the button for ASP 2021 Plans.
Countdown until ASP 2021!
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