Appalachia Service Project – Making Homes Warmer, Safer, Drier. Transforming Lives
2016 marked Good Samaritan’s 38th year of participation in ASP. The need in the Appalachia area has not diminished and neither has our commitment to serving the wonderful people in that area. Through the years we have been blessed with a devoted group of adults who coordinate this annual service trip, along with new and returning youth volunteers and the steadfast, loving support of our congregation’s commitment to this ministry.
According to www.asphome.org, “each year 15,000 volunteers repair 500 homes in 28 rural Appalachian communities.” Projects can include roofing, flooring, shoring up foundations, digging drainage ditches, making rooms or homes wheel-chair accessible, or other projects that help make homes warmer, safer, and drier. In addition to building and improving homes, ASP is also a relational ministry for both the families we serve as well as those serving.
This ministry is about lifting the spirits of Appalachian families and reminding them that God’s love knows no boundaries. In the process of putting your faith in action, God acts in your heart. And when you change the lives of others, they have a way of changing you.