St. Paul’s High School Youth Group is planning its sixth mission trip with Appalachia Service Project in June and July 2020, to repair and renovate homes and trailers in Guyan Valley, West Virginia.
Our fifth trip, in 2019, was a small (two-van) group working at ASP’s year-round center in Guyan Valley, where we’ll return this summer. In 2018, we returned to Craigsville, WV, with our biggest group so far: four vans and 29 people. In 2016, we undertook our third trip, to Bland County, Virginia (seventeen youth, seven adults) following successful trips in 2013 to Logan County, WV (four youth, two adults) and 2015 to Craigsville, WV (eleven youth, four adults). Participants have learned how to build railings and ramps, repair and replace tin and mulehide roofs, and replace floors and wallboards, among many other skills. Along the way, tripgoers spend time socializing with the individuals and families whose homes they’re working on, meeting other volunteers from around the country, and experiencing a different way of life.
For more information about ASP, visit www.asphome.org.
2020 FUNDRAISER DATES:
Monday, January 13, 4:00pm to 9:00pm: Dining for a Cause at the 99 Restaurant, 160 Lexington Rd, Billerica (on Middlesex Turnpike). Bring this flyer and present it to your server, and the 99 will donate 15% of your tab to our trip!
Tuesday, February 11, 5:00pm to 9:00pm: Flatbread in Bedford is hosting a benefit night for our trip! Each pizza purchase earns money toward our transportation to West Virginia. No flyer needed — just show up, order pizza (dine in OR takeout!), and Flatbread takes care of the donation!