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Rebuilding Rainelle

 

Rebuilding Rainelle is Appalachia Service Project’s long term recovery effort to help rebuild the community of Rainelle, West Virginia, the epicenter of June 2016’s deadly flood. The flood—one of the worst in state history—destroyed over 1,000 homes statewide and 23 people lost their lives. Rainelle was devastated, including 90% of the homes near thedowntown area. Five people in Rainelle did not survive.

 

Many of Rainelle’s low-income homeowners are unable to rebuild their homes because they have no insurance, are unable to qualify for emergency loans and have few personal resources. These families are the focus of ASP’s longer term recovery efforts through Rebuilding Rainelle.

 

ASP has committed to building 76 new homes as part of our long-term recovery efforts in Rainelle, West Virginia. Thirty-three (33) families have already received brand new homes. Another 20 homes are under construction, with an additional 23 homes planned.

 

ASP has an eight-person staff on the ground in the area working to coordinate volunteers, manage cases, and supervise home repairs and new construction.

To Volunteer

Highly skilled volunteers who are comfortable with framing, roofing and other new construction are needed.

 

Sign up to volunteer

 

The fee to volunteer is $20 per volunteer per work day for food and utilities. All materials are provided by our sponsoring partners and will be on site upon your arrival. Choose to work 2-5 days during the week you have selected. Sunday and Thursday arrivals are preferred. You will be prompted to select number of work days and to indicate your arrival day during the registration process.

To Apply for Help

ASP is accepting applications from families seeking home repairs or new home construction related to the flooding in June 2016. To apply, complete the application including required attachments. Applications can be scanned and emailed to the Greenbrier County staff, or mailed to PO Box 743, Rainelle, WV 25962. If you have any questions, please call (423) 430-7833 or (423) 946-5006.

 

Open the application and list of required attachments

To Make a Gift

Make a gift in support of ASP’s disaster recovery efforts in Rainelle, West Virginia

Sevier County (TN) Long-Term Disaster Recovery

 

On November 28, 2016, a fire that started in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was pushed by strong winds out of the park and into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The wildfire killed 14 people and destroyed over 2,800 buildings, eventually burning over 17,000 acres of land.

 

While resources for rebuilding are readily available for those with insurance, many low-income families did not have insurance and have no way to rebuild. Other families were severely under-insured. ASP is assisting those that fall within 50% of Area Median Income (AMI), with specific targets being the elderly and disabled, and renters seeking to become first-time homeowners.

 

ASP has committed to building 25 new homes as part of our long-term recovery efforts in Sevier County, Tennessee. The majority of the devastation occurred in the Gatlinburg area, with some damage in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville as well.

 

ASP has a three-person staff on the ground in the area working to coordinate volunteers, manage cases, and supervise construction.

To Volunteer

Highly skilled volunteers who are comfortable with framing, roofing and other new construction are needed.

 

For more information please call Luke Ray, our Sevier County staffer, at (423) 268-0240 or email him.

 

There is no fee to volunteer — we only ask that you pay the suggested donation to your host church during your time with us. The Sevier County staff will work with volunteers to match you with various housing options — local churches generously offering their space to volunteers. Some host facilities include cooks and/or meals in their suggested donation. You can learn more about those options when you contact the Sevier County staff.

To Apply for Help

ASP is accepting applications from families seeking home repairs or new home construction related to the wildfires in November 2016. To apply, complete the application including required attachments. Applications can be scanned and emailed to the Sevier County staff, or mailed to ASP Sevier County, PO Box 4611, Sevierville, TN 37684. If you have any questions, please call Luke Ray, our Sevier County staffer, at (423) 268-0240.

 

Open the application and list of required attachments

To Make a Gift

Make a gift in support of ASP’s disaster recovery efforts in Sevier County, Tennessee