wakefield united methodist church

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

About The Mission.

ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. Their mission includes:

  • Making homes warmer, safer, and drier for Appalachian families
  • Providing critical repairs to raise homes out of substandard condition
  • Building new homes in select locations when homes are beyond repair or affected by a disaster
  • Establishing meaningful, long-lasting relationships with homeowners, fellow volunteers, and staff
  • Empowering youth and adult volunteers to take on high impact home repairs
  • Emphasizing service through mission trips for youth and adults of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.

Our Involvement.

Wakefield UMC is proud to have been a part of this mission since 2010.  This mission helps us to live out the original vision of our church, to provide a Christian presence in the lives of the youth and people of these communities.  

WUMC supports a youth mission trip in the summer and an adult trip in the fall or spring. The summer mission trip allows our youth to grow stronger with each other, stronger with God, and stronger as a church family. We send multiple teams of 5 youth and 2 adults. No construction experience required for adults or youth.

ASP team in Jonesville, VA

How to Participate.

Visit our events page to learn about upcoming trips or for more information contact Erin Pearce.

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