Thursday, June 14, 2018

Appalachia Service Project Completes Three Homes in West Virginia

A Chicago, Illinois-based attorney specializing in contested estate, trust, and guardianship matters, James R. Carey has worked with Levin Schreder & Carey LTD since 2001. In addition to his responsibilities as an attorney, James R. Carey is a supporter of the Appalachia Service Project (ASP). 

In February and March, ASP, along with World Renew and West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, participated in three dedication ceremonies of homes for families in Clay, Greenbrier, and Nicholas Counties. The three homes were built as part of the Rebuilding Rainelle program launched by ASP to serve families whose homes were damaged as a result of flooding in 2016. 

The first dedication ceremony was held on February 28 for a family of four. World Renew played a significant role in the completion of the project as the nonprofit provided a significant portion of funding and loaned out teams of volunteers to build porches, frame walls, and lay flooring, among other jobs. The second home, built in Clay County, was the ASP's first project in the region, while the third was orchestrated by the ASP Campus Charter at Iowa State University. Since its launch in 1969, ASP has built and repaired more than 17,000 homes with the help of nearly 400,000 volunteers.