Appalachia Service Project has been performing miracles and changing lives for many years, not only for the homeowners that we serve, but also the volunteers who give so much of themselves for total strangers. ASP is dedicated to making homes warmer, safer, and drier in the Appalachian region, and aims to raise families out of substandard housing. Here in Avery County NC, you will find some of the kindest, most loving, and down to earth human beings, but some of them are in need of a little extra support.
We would like to thank everyone for donating thus far! We have two weeks left of hard work here in Avery and still plenty needs to be done! Because of the donations we have received so far we have been able to get rid of termites and install a new tub for a grandmother and her granddaughter. We have also been able to make great progress on our very large ramp!
In Avery County, there are families who need and deserve all the help in the world but with the budget that we have, there are limitations to our abilities. We are incredibly interested in some projects that are desperately needed, but we can't fully afford right now. There are some projects in particular that need more funding than others. One of our homes currently has no insulation under the home and is in desperate need for some. This will cost around $400. Another home we are working on needs a new exterior door. The door is weathered and has a hole in it that is currently letting in cold air in the winter and running up their cooling cost in the summer months. They have two young boys and due the close proximity of this door to their room and other repairs needed in their home they have to sleep in their parents room. A new exterior door will cost around $250. The last project we would like to spotlight at this time is a home we are building a 76’ ramp on. Ramps are very expensive and this was a huge undertaking we decided to take on because how quickly we fell in love with this family and because of how much they needed this ramp. To complete this ramp the cost will be a little over $3,000.
ASP is doing amazing things right now and the smallest contributions can move mountains for this family who deserves so much more than the hand they have been dealt. Please help us continue to further the lasting mark that we are leaving on this region so that homes can be made warmer, safer, and drier. Thank you for opening your hearts to support the beautiful families here in Avery County!