Support Our Youth Mission Trip to Appalachia!
Youth from the United Parish of Auburndale (UPA) in Auburndale, MA, will be spending the last week of June helping to improve housing in rural Appalachia.This will be the first time in many years that our youth group at the UPA has had the opportunity to engage in a week of service.
We will be volunteering with Appalachia Service Project (ASP) in West Virginia., which is a Home Repair Ministry that brings thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. We will be working on a variety of different projects, including roofing, painting, strengthening foundations, patching leaks, building walls, repairing stairs, digging flood channels and installing plumbing.
The cost for travel, room and board (most likely sleeping in a gymnasium), van rentals and materials is about $1,000.00 per person. Any extra funds we can raise will go directly to additional and higher quality building materials.
It’s time to sign up for our UPA house repair mission week of August 12-19. Come join the team. Each summer we put together a small team to go up to Cherryfield, Maine. Cherryfield is North of Bar Harbor, and in one of the poorest areas of Washington County. This is such a rewarding work week filled with fun, getting to know UPA members and most importantly to help home owners in these small coastal towns in Northern Maine.Please contact Carol Walsh for more details and to sign up. Tel: 781-820-1833 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To Learn more about Maine Seacoast Mission their website at http://www.seacoastmission.org/home/what_we_do/housing-rehab/