Appalachia Service ProjectBerwyn United Methodist Church sent 14 youth and adult leaders to rural Central Appalachia to participate in the Appalachia Service Project (ASP). This program brings youth volunteers from around the country to repair homes for low-income families. The goal is to make homes "warmer, safer and drier" for needy families.
ASP is more than just a building program because when kids change the lives of others, they have a way of changing them. After a few days of hard work repairing homes with ASP, hands grow a little tougher, arms a little stronger, volunteers return home with a passion for service, a renewed compassion for other people, and a fresh appreciation for their place and purpose in this world.
The members of the ASP team pay their own room and board and raise the funds for transportation and building supplies.
The Appalachia Service Project is a home repair and building ministry
through which volunteers and staff repair and build homes for low-income
families in rural Central Appalachia. Our goal is to make homes warmer,
safer and drier, while offering transformational experiences for
volunteers and homeowners alike.