You don’t have to swing a hammer, hang drywall or repair a roof to make a big impact through Jesse Lee ASP (Appalachia Service Project). All you have to do is participate in the community-wide Jesse Lee ASP FUNdraiser on June 12 @ Jesse Lee Church (207 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT). You can register at jesseleechurch.com/asp.
Our goal is to offset the unanticipated post-COVID increases in the cost of lumber and van rentals. Both have doubled in price since the last ASP trip to Appalachia in 2019. The Jesse Lee ASP June 12 FUNdraiser is a great opportunity to take part in an outreach effort that has a tremendous impact without requiring a huge commitment of time or money. We invite you to be a part of a walk-a-thon up and down Main Street, get your car washed and/or buy something to eat and drink while you’re on the Jesse Lee Church campus for the June 12 FUNdraiser.
Here’s how you can help:
- Register now to do a 2.25 mile walk up and down Main Street. The cost to register to walk is $20 and it includes a great t-shirt for the first 100 people to sign up. We have a staggered start time with groups of up to 20 people taking off from Jesse Lee every 30 minutes between 11AM-3:30PM. Try to get a group of 20 friends and family all walking together and encourage friends and family members to sponsor your Main Street walk by donating to ASP.
- While walking, take advantage of our special valet service for the car wash at Jesse Lee Church. Just check in with the car washing team, pay for your car wash, drop off your keys and take your car claim check. Your car will be sparkling clean when you get back!
- Grab a bite or purchase a cool drink while you wait for your car to get washed or to satisfy your post-walk-a-thon appetite.
Proceeds from the walk-a-thon, car washes, food sales and donations all go to help Jesse Lee ASP efforts both close to home and in West Virginia.
In addition to sending 85 volunteers to Appalachia from June 26-July 4, we are also putting 50 volunteers to work on home repair projects in and around Fairfield County through our new offshoot organization, Jesse Lee ASP-At-Home.
Please ask friends, family and neighbors to register for the walk-a-thon and get involved in our June 12 FUNdraising for Jesse Lee ASP day.
Visit jesseleechurch.com/asp for details and to sign up or donate. Thank you for helping Jesse Lee ASP and Jesse Lee ASP-At-Home make homes warmer, safer and drier.