Thursday, October 11, 2018
Volunteering with the Appalachia Service Project
Based in Chicago, Illinois, James R. Carey has served as an estate, trust, and guardianship attorney at Levin Schreder & Carey LTD since 2001. Outside of his work as an attorney, James R. Carey gives back to his community through his support of charitable organizations such as the Appalachia Service Project (ASP).
Over the course of nearly five decades, ASP has served more than 18,000 Central Appalachian families with homes in dire need of repair or total replacement. To complete this important work, the organization relies on a network of volunteers and other supporters from across the community.
ASP invites those over the age of 14 to participate in its volunteer program. Volunteers form small groups of between five and seven people to work on a variety of home construction projects. From erecting walls to painting, ASP has volunteer opportunities for people of varying building capabilities. Typically, volunteer projects last for a week at a time. When not working, individuals participate in “Evening Gatherings,” during which they spend time with the families they are helping and get a first-hand look at Appalachian culture.