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!
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.