McDowell County Commission

Welch,West Virginia

Appalachia Service Project Helping McDowell County Families

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is working hard to help McDowell County Families this summer.
If you would like to see how you can apply for services, visit their website at

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Returns to Provide FREE Home Repair

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a Christian ministry open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia. ASP will repair homes FREE of charge this summer for McDowell, Wyoming, and Mingo County families in need. Based on ASP’s location during the summer and available resources, the scope of our repair will focus in the Gilbert, Hanover, Iaeger, and Bradshaw areas. Using volunteer labor and the leadership of summer staff, ASP hopes to work for 20 or more families in the area.

Appalachia Service Project will be working actively from early June through late July. All applications submitted throughout the year will be evaluated by ASP Staff, and candidates will selected based on scale of the projects, skill level needed from volunteers, ASP’s budget, and safety of the work site. Types of projects include porches, wheelchair ramps, foundations, insulation, roof replacement or repair, weatherization, new doors, and more. The goal of the ASP summer program is to help make homes warmer, safer, and drier across 30 counties in Central Appalachia.

The Home Repair Application can be found online at, and can also be found at the following locations:

• Iaeger City Hall, Mayor Joe Ford
• Larry Joe Harless Community Center
• Gilbert Town Hall

You can also request an application by calling ASP Headquarters at (423) 854-8800, and send it to Appalachia Service Project, 4523 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, TN 37601.

To be considered for this summer’s ASP Home Repair Program, residents should complete the Application and return it as soon as possible Huff Consolidated School, 5638 Rt. 52 Hanover, WV or mail it to ASP, General Delivery, Hanover WV 24839.

Since its founding in 1969, ASP has repaired more than 16,693 homes throughout Central Appalachian Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia through the hard work of more than 358, 216 volunteers from across the nation. Check for additional information about ASP.


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