Jesse Lee ASP invites high school students and adults along on our annual life-changing mission trips each summer.

Appalachia Service Project is a national Christian volunteer organization whose participants make an annual weeklong mission trip where they work to make local folks’ homes “warmer, safer and drier.” Since its founding in 1969, more than 420,000 volunteers from across the nation have repaired 18,500 homes in central Appalachia.

2024 will mark the 40th year for Jesse Lee ASP, which is one of the largest local ASP groups in the country. In 2023, 174 adult and teen volunteers worked in Wise and Dickenson counties in western Virginia.

Watch for details about a meeting in late January 2024 for new, first-time volunteers.

ASP is open to anyone will have completed their freshman year of high school. You don’t have to be a member of Jesse Lee or any church, you don’t have to live in Ridgefield, and you don’t need to be an expert with a hammer to volunteer. Basic construction skills and safety rules are taught in training sessions prior to going down to Appalachia.

Parents and other adults of all skill levels are especially needed so that all teens who volunteer can participate.

You can support these dedicated volunteers by paying them to wash your car each Saturday in front of the church (April through early June) and/or by donating money to fund their trip, including the high cost of renting all the vans to get them down and back … and which also will serve as their daily work vehicles!




If you want to buy “ASP stock,” or help pay for the vans we need to get to Appalachia, or make a general donation, please click the button below and scroll down the Support Our Volunteers page to pick the option you prefer.

You can make a general donation to support ASP by clicking the button below.


If you want to give on the go, you can text ASP to 203.349-6853 to give. 

Respond to the text you get by typing in the amount you want to donate to Jesse Lee ASP and hit send.

It’s that simple and SO APPRECIATED!


Learn more about how Jesse Lee ASP helps make homes warmer, safer and drier here at home and in Appalachia?