In our own backyards exist a place where poverty and the opiod epidemic have not stolen the spirit of the people. We'll travel to Appalachia to serve and experience the love and spirit of her people. As a team come work hard, have fun, build relationships, and learn as you spend a week serving others with others, and getting to know the people and the beauty of Eastern Kentucky Appalachia.
Size of Trip: 50
Crossroads Community: Lexington
Focus: Vulnerable Children, Poverty
Minimum Age: 13
Restrictions: Background Check Required
Total Cost: $500
Get to know each other a bit on the carpool to Martin County, KY. Once we arrive, we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant.
We’ll work with Appalachian Reach Out, to serve families with home renovation, connect with people in recovery, and bless people through a food pantry. Each night we’ll dine at a local restaurant to put money into the economy and support local businesses.
We’ve worked hard, experienced much, and now, it’s time to say goodbye to our new friends in Martin County. We’ll carpool back home.
Appalachia Reach Out complex
We’ll be staying at the Appalachian Reach Out complex. There are plenty of rooms (some with bunk beds), comfortable accommodations to settle into after a day of serving, and plenty of space for connecting with the team. Morning coffee and breakfast is provided every day.
Appalachia Reach Out’s mission is to be Christ’s love in action through being His hands, His feet, His heart, and His mission each day, every day, in all we do. We believe it’s through our acts of kindness, goodwill, love, and support people will come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Christ, through His example of love, grace and mercy, opened up doors with others through relationships. Our prayer is to do the same. This happens by showing Christ’s love through assisting our neighbor in a holistic approach so they can become disciples of Christ. ARO is honored and privileged to partner with Christians, churches, businesses, ministries, and individuals to carry out the love of Christ in our community.
WHO CAN GO?
Pretty much anyone
The only requirement is that you are 18 years old, or 13 years old with a parent or guardian. And groups of two or more, like families or small groups, can sign up together.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
That may sound like a lot, but you should know this covers everything (hotel, meals, activities, etc.), and this is a number you’re meant to tackle with your friends and family.
Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.