Project Story: Appalachia

The 2018 U.S. Census data showed that 11.4% of families in our country live in poverty. In Appalachia, this number is even higher than the national average. The Appalachian Regional Commission reported that families experience poverty at a rate of 16%. In East Tennessee, it isn’t rare to meet people that are living without electricity, water, and other basic necessities for quality survival. Many people in the area also live with large roof leaks, incomplete siding, or low accessibility accommodations.

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is driven by the belief that shelter is a basic need and all people should have access to affordable, safe, and sanitary living conditions. They are proud to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for families all over Appalachia. This organization has been serving in the community for over 52 years and HumanitarianXP is excited to partner with them in 2022.

This summer, Builders will be helping with critical home repair, including working to fix leaky roofs, soft floors, and unsafe porches and stairs. The efforts of Builders in Appalachia will enable individuals and families to enjoy a safe, livable home—sometimes, for the first time in generations. 

Source: Appalachia Service Project