Wise County VA Center

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Email: gro.e1555624142mohps1555624142a@esi1555624142wav1555624142

Physical Address: Appalachia High School, 205 Lee St, Appalachia, Virginia 24216 (Map)

Mailing Address: ASP Wise County, General Delivery, Appalachia, VA 24216

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

Center Information

Sleeping Quarters: This is not an air conditioned facility. Volunteers will be sleeping in the gymnasium, with access to restrooms and showers in the two locker rooms. ASP recommends volunteers bring fans with them to help keep the space cool; although being set in the mountains will help cool the space at night.

Cafeteria/Kitchens: The cafeteria is in the building next door to the gymnasium. It can also be used as recreation space before/after meals!

Showers: Showers are in the locker rooms inside the gymnasium. There are at least 5 working shower heads per locker room, with hot water! They have been divided up into stalls with curtains from the original group shower set up.

Recreation Space: There will be some space in the gymnasium apart from sleep space, and there will be some old games like Foosball and other tables. Most recreational activity will take place in the cafeteria or outside on the large football field. Almost the entire school’s campus is at ASP’s disposal!

Closest Medical Facility: Lonesome Pine Hospital is 12 minutes away from the center.

Pictures of the Center can be found here: Center and County Photos

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About the Community

One page fact sheet about the county

History of ASP in the County: ASP has served Wise County on and off for many years. We have been in this center for a few years, and we have very close ties to this community.

Population: 39,718 (2015)

Terrain: Mountainous, rolling hills

County Seat: Wise

Major Employers: Manual labor/independent contract work, Manufacturing, Food Service

Per Capita Income: $20,896

Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 23.5%

Interesting Facts: Norton, in Wise County, is home of the Best Friend festival each June, where you celebrate friendship for one week!