United Church of Christ

Kentucky

Henderson Settlement (Frakes)

Contact:
   16773 Highway 190
   Frakes, KY 40940
E-mail:
 workcamp@hsumc.org
On-Line Contact: 
www.hendersonsettlement.com/contactus_workcamp.php
Phone: 606.337.3613 ext. 314
Fax: 606.337.2225
Web site: www.hendersonsettlement.com
   

Henderson Settlement engages in mission outreach with groups and community outreach in the areas of childcare, youth, food pantry, senior center, library, fellowship, support groups, new mother assistance, financial assistance, agriculture with animals, farmers market, greenhouses, classes, food preservation, local craft sales and sale of used clothing and furniture.

Project/Focus: Basic construction projects for community home repair and campus projects of maintenance on farm and facilities.

Educational/Advocacy Components: Opportunities provided for cultural, economic, and spiritual growth.

Time: Year-Round (Work Camp weeks are Sunday to Saturday and Wednesday is a free day)

Group Size: Up to 200 persons per week.

Minimum Age:  High School age

Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:5

Conditions: Dormitory with A/C and Wi-Fi.  Groups bring own bedding and linens for Mission Dorm/General Housing and Private Housing bedding is included.  Meals provided 3 times a day. Evening activities such as Blue Grass band, Mission Spotlight, and Devotions.

Cost:  (General Housing-Mission Dorm $250 per person, per week); (Private Housing $325.per person, per week)  Cost covers room and board including meals, programming, and activities. 

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 Appalachia Service Project, Inc.  

Contact: ASP Volunteer Recruitment
   4523 Bristol Highway
   Johnson City, TN 37601
E-mail: recruitment@asphome.org or rachel.robertson@asphome.org
Phone:  423.854.4423
Fax: 423.854.9771
Web Site:  www.asphone.org

The Appalachia Service Project (ASP) brings volunteers and communities together in the heart of Central Appalachia, strengthening faith, deepening relationships, and spreading hope.

Project/Focus: ASP repairs homes for the poorest families in Central Appalachia with the vision that substandard housing in Central Appalachia might be eradicated and everyone who comes into contact with this ministry will be transformed.

Locations: Opportunities are available in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia).  All locations are scheduled by ASP National Offices via above information.

Cost:  Cost per volunteer per 5-day week is $325 for the summer program.  Cost for the year-round program is $65 per person per work day.

NOTE: All locations are scheduled at ASP Headquarters in Johnson City, Tennessee via above information.

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H.O.M.E.S. (Housing Oriented Ministries Established for Service) (Whitesburg)

Contact:  Jackie Joseph
                65 Bentley Ave
                Whitesburg, KY 41858
E-mail:  jackiejoseph8961@bellsouth.net
Phone:  606-632-1717 ext. 301 *  Fax:  606.632.1974

H.O.M.E.S. engages in both major and minor home repair in Letcher, Knott, and Floyd Counties in southeastern Kentucky.

Project/Focus:  Build new owner-owned houses and do home repair.

Education/Advocacy Components:  Orientation by staff on Appalachian culture, economy and history.  Music program and square dance may be available.

Time:  Year-round except week of Thanksgiving and week of Christmas.

Group Size:  Maximum 50.  More can be accommodated on a case-by-case approval.   Groups are divided into work crews of seven to eight people.

Minimum Age:  None

Conditions:  Volunteers are housed at our Neon facility in newly remodeled bunkhouses, with a separate common kitchen and dinning hall.

Cost:  $260 per person, per week.  $65.00 per person due at registration confirmation.

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Fuller Center for Housing (Kentucky)

Contact: Sharon Tarver-Evans, Registrar for U.S. Builds
               701 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
               Americus, GA  31719
E-Mail:     starver@fullercenter.org
Phone:     229.924.2900    *Fax:  844-645-3485
Websitehttp://fullercentermacon.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FCHMacon
Register on-line:  https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=fullercenter&id=31

The Fuller Center for Housing faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.

Projects/Focus: Building new and repairing existing homes working with families in need.  The exact projects will be determined close to group arrival and based upon the progress of previous accomplishments of our volunteers and available resources.

Educational/Advocacy Components: Each group will receive an orientation about the community they will be serving.  This will include a discussion about poverty housing in the area, and the economic benefit of our “hand up-not a handout” approach and how this builds a Fund for Humanity, recycling homeowner payments to serve other people in need in the community.  Churches  do mission work by empowering the people they serve.    

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