SCHWENSKVILLE PA – A group of youth and adult members from the congregation of Schwenksville’s Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 311 Second St., are scheduled to head out July 23 (2016; Saturday) for a week-long trip across the Appalachia Trail to help repair and build homes in some of its highest poverty regions, according to the church website.
High-need communities within West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina are well-known to church volunteers. Scores of them, age 14 and older, have been actively involved in its Appalachia Service Project ministry for more than 20 years. The project is a non-denominational Christian effort intended to inspire hope and service through volunteer home repair in Central Appalachia.
The local members will join “tens of thousands of volunteers from across the United States,” the church reported, to “provide safer living conditions for those that can’t provide for themselves.”
Last year’s Jerusalem Lutheran team spent their week in Jamestown TN, a rural city with a population of about 1,900 people in that state’s Fentress County. A YouTube video of that trip is available online; see it above, or at the YouTube channel of Brad Good, here.
Video via YouTube