Rutherford County Center

Phone: 423-491-6023

Email: gro.e1563874112mohps1563874112a@dro1563874112freht1563874112uRCN1563874112

Physical Address:  East Rutherford Middle School, 259 E Church St, Bostic, NC 28018  (map)

Mailing Address: ASP Rutherford County, 259 E Church St, Bostic, NC 28018

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASPRutherford

Meet your 2019 Rutherford County Staff (left to right): Izzie Hirschy, Center Director; Alyssa Springer, Finance Coordinator; Claire Dollins, Operations Coordinator; Mary Kate Tatro, Volunteer Coordinator

Center Information

Sleeping Quarters: Air conditioned facility. There is a gymnasium that will be split in half for male and female sleeping arrangements.

Cafeteria/Kitchens: There is a large school cafeteria right across from the gymnasium with plenty of seating for all volunteers. All food is prepared and served by summer cooks.

Showers: There are three showers per gender in the school locker rooms, with hot water. Lots of changing and locker space for personal belongings.

Recreation Space: There is an “auxiliary” gymnasium right next to the large gymnasium that will have rec space! Additionally, there is the cafeteria, and an area when you walk in the school called “the commons” with benches and an open area for socializing. There is also plenty of outdoor green space.

Closest Medical Facility: Rutherford Regional Medical Center (22 minutes away)

NCRutherford

About the Community

One-page fact sheet on the county

History of ASP in the County: This is ASP’s fifth summer serving Rutherford County, ASP’s first year in this specific facility. ASP first started a relationship with the Rutherford Housing Partnership because of their “Women Roofers” group (See People article here!) who were interested in the way ASP does rolled roofing on mobile homes. ASP now works very closely with RHP to choose projects and manage them through to completion; which ultimately results in a better experience for families!

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.