Rutherford County Center


Email: gro.e1544834068mohps1544834068a@dro1544834068freht1544834068uRCN1544834068

Physical Address:  Trinity Christian School, 299 Deter St, Rutherfordton, NC 28139  (map)

Mailing Address: ASP Rutherford County, General Delivery, Rutherfordton, NC 28139


Center Information

Sleeping Quarters: Air conditioned facility. There is a gymnasium that will be split in half for male and female sleeping arrangements. You will need to bring bedding and a twin-sized air mattress or cot.


Cafeteria/Kitchens: The food is catered by a local restaurant, Fat Tracy’s, that is known for its BBQ and locally-sourced food. There is a small kitchen in the school that will store pantry items, lunch materials, and continental breakfast foods. Breakfast and dinners are catered. Meals are typically eaten outside under the covered pavilion.


Showers: There are two showers per gender in the restrooms with hot water.


Recreation Space: There is the covered patio outside with picnic tables, and lots of field and playground space on the school’s property.


Closest Medical Facility: Rutherford Regional Medical Center (10 minutes away)


About the Community

One-page fact sheet on the county

History of ASP in the County: This is ASP’s fourth summer staying at the Trinity Christian School and serving Rutherford County. ASP first started a relationship with the Rutherford Housing Project because of their “Women Roofers” group (See People article here!) who were interested in the way ASP does rolled roofing on mobile homes. After some collaboration, ASP formed a relationship with the Trinity Christian School, and ASP partners directly with the Rutherford Housing Partnership to serve homeowners that are already requesting help in the region. This allows for smooth turnover and a great experience for the recipients!


Population: 66,600


Terrain: Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains


County Seat: Rutherfordton, NC


Major Employers: The State of North Carolina, Rutherford County Schools, the service industry


Per Capita Income: 19,686


Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 21.5%


Interesting Facts: The scene where Baby asks her father for money in the movie “Dirty Dancing” was filmed at the Bald Mountain Golf Course in Rutherford County! Check out Lake Lure if your group has enough time.