"People needing home repair are invited to apply now for the free services ASP's Home Repair Ministries Summer Program will provide," according to ASP Assistant Director of Home Repair Ministries Fran Lanzer. "All applications submitted will be evaluated by our Summer Staff who will also select the homes to repair this summer," he explained.
To be considered for this summer's repair program, residents must pick-up, complete, and return applications by May 30th to: East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA), 1720 Church St., Tazewell. Phone: (423) 626-8187.
Lanzer also mentioned that if these local contacts are not available, people may call ASP at 1-800-289-4254, ext. 200.
Using volunteer labor, ASP will provide FREE home repairs for low-income clients during the seven-week Home Repair Ministries Summer Program from early June through late July this year. During this time, adults and high-school-age volunteers from churches and schools throughout the country will repair foundations, floors, porches, plumbing, wheelchair ramps, electrical systems, doors, windows, roofing, and weatherization and other projects.
Founded in 1969, Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that fosters human development by addressing the housing needs of Central Appalachia. Last summer, volunteers from 28 states and the District of Columbia made 348 homes warmer, safer, and drier throughout Central Appalachian Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. ASP anticipates more than 13,000 volunteers to help with similar projects this summer.