ASP began in 1969 when our founder Glenn "Tex" Evans observed a dire need for home repair in order to eradicate sub-standard housing in Central Appalachia. So, he recruited giving hearts and able bodies to serve in Barbourville, Kentucky in the summer of 1969. Since ASP's inception, we have expanded to working in five states within Central Appalachia - Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. We bring in approximately 17,000 volunteers from across the nation to repair homes and build relationships. But ASP is more than just a home repair program. Yes, Appalachia's poorest families urgently need your help, but they can help change your life, too. Because when you change the lives of others, they have a way of changing you.
After a few days of hard work repairing homes with ASP, your hands will grow a little tougher, your arms a little stronger, and your relationship with God a whole lot deeper. You'll return home to your community with a passion for service, a renewed compassion for other people, and a fresh appreciation for your place and purpose in this world. Best of all, you'll discover first-hand that regardless of geography, education, or economic class, we are all equal.
We like to say that our goal is to make homes "warmer, safer and drier" for families in need. And for more than 40 years, we've done exactly that for thousands of families. Yet for all that, we are only able to serve one in five families that apply to us for help. We need many, many more volunteers to make a lasting dent in Appalachian poverty.
In other words, we need you. We need you to serve, and we need you to give. Our adult program facility in Chavies, Kentucky works year round to respond to home repair needs in Perry County, Kentucky. We work nonstop to make sure we are fulfilling the needs of the families we serve, but we can only do so when we have sufficient funds. Please consider giving to ASP Chavies today. You will not only be helping a home - you will be helping many, many lives. Thank you!