Gateway to the Big South Fork

Free home repairs available

May 16, 2017

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 again this summer for Scott County families in need. Using volunteer labor and the leadership of summer staff, ASP hopes to work for 12 or more families in the area- so take action to apply now.

Appalachia Service Project will be working actively in Scott County from mid-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 and left at the following locations for Scott County residents: Morgan Scott Project, 1022 Old Deer Lodge Pike, Deer Lodge; and Appalachian Ministry Center, 24728 Scott Highway, Winfield.

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 must complete the application and return it by June 1 to any of the above locations.  After June 1st, applications should be returned to the ASP staff at Winfield Elementary School.

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.

Last modified: May 16, 2017

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