Pleasantville Appalachia Service Project
The Pleasantville ASP volunteers have returned from a home repair mission trip in Cross Lanes, West Virginia as volunteers for the Appalachia Service Project. If you are in the Pleasantville, NY area and would like to volunteer with us in 2019, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each summer for the past 20 years, we have been sending youth and adult volunteers to Central Appalachia for a week-long home-repair ministry with the Appalachia Service Project, Inc., a Tennessee-based non-profit organization.
Pleasantville Presbyterian Church oversees and organizes the Pleasantville ASP mission and welcomes volunteers from across the community. Most of our volunteers are high-school aged. Youth volunteers must be at least 15 years old and must have finished ninth grade to be eligible to go on the mission trip. Adult volunteers who wish to go on the mission trip must be willing and able to take responsibility for a team of youths and manage a home repair project at the direction of ASP staff.
The Pleasantville ASP mission experience is much more than just a “trip.” We do local community service, skill-building, team-building, sensitivity training and fundraising during the school year. The summer mission trip and the activities leading up to it are opportunities for personal as well as spiritual growth.
It costs about $800 to send each volunteer to Appalachia. A big part of that cost goes to ASP, Inc., which connects us with needy homeowners; provides staffing, housing and food for us volunteers during our mission week; and purchases the building materials we use to repair people’s homes. The rest covers our expenses in planning for and going on the mission trip. We’re grateful to our supporters and “shareholders” who make this mission possible!
2017 ASP Slideshow – Louisa, KY
Youth Reflect on the ASP Experience
Appalachia Service Project, Inc. (“ASP”) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Johnson City, Tennessee. ASP relies on volunteers to help repair and rebuild homes for low-income families living in Central Appalachia.
“Appalachia Service Project”, “ASP”, and the ASP logo are exclusively owned by the Appalachia Service Project, Inc. and are used with permission.