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2013 ASP Mission Trip to West Virginia

High school students from The New England Deanery took part in a youth mission project from July 6 -14, 2013 where they traveled to West Virginia to work on home repairs for those in need through the Appalachia Service ProjectSM (ASP).

In the Appalachian region served by ASP one in every four residents lives below the poverty line, and over 50,000 households live on less than $10,000 per year. On a daily basis, families need to make tough choices between food, clothing and medical supplies. Often home repairs fall low on their list of priorities. The Mission Team assisted with home repairs and improvements such as installing insulation, repairing porches, and reinforcing foundations.

In the process, the team forged life-changing friendships with the families they served.

The team was led by Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly, Dean of the New England Deanery and Mrs Susan Sulich.

To learn more about ASP, visit www.ASPHome.org.
The team gathers for departure at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Danbury
The team arrives in West Virginia
Hard at work
Gathering for Prayer.
Enjoying lunch