Appalachia Service Project dedicates seven new homes in the Tri-Cities area

Posted By: Melanie Campbell News,

Appalachia Service Project dedicates seven new homes in the Tri-Cities area, including homes built during Race to Build event at Bristol Motor Speedway.  


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (December 12, 2023) — Appalachia Service Project (ASP) will dedicate seven new homes in the Tri-Cities area on Wednesday, December 20, at 12:30 PM at 405 South Beech Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.  


Three of these homes were constructed during the ASP Race to Build event at Bristol Motor Speedway in September 2023. Students from Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Kent State University, and the University of Nebraska competed over three days to complete the fastest, safest, and most accurate construction of these new homes for local families.   


These seven homes will be presented to the Adragna, Barnett, Casey, Fender, Herrmann, Scism, and Shelton families, who experienced housing instability and will receive their ASP homes mortgage-free. ASP selects these recipients through a careful home review process and is honored to give back to the local community by providing stable housing to these families. 


Outside of the annual Race to Build event, ASP’s Tri-Cities New Build program constructs homes for other families in need in our community.  


These homes would not be possible without the incredible support from so many partners, including the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Appalachian Regional Commission, Performance Food Group, Braswell Family Farms, City of Johnson City CDBG program, USDA HPG, Lowes, State Farm of TN, Bindon Foundation, United Way of Appalachian Highlands, Million Dollar Round Table, Stanley Black and Decker, Mullican Flooring, Holston Conference Foundation, Food City, University of Nebraska, Kent State University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, UETHDA, Ashley Furniture, Bristol Motor Speedway, Braswell Family Farms, Jordan Family Foundation, Crystal Lake FUMC, the B-Team, Grand Home Furnishings, and private donors.    


Please join us on Wednesday, December 20 at 12:30 PM EST at 405 South Beech Street, Johnson City, TN 37604, to welcome back home seven incredible families in the Tri-Cities and to celebrate the completion of these homes. 





Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia. Since 1969, ASP volunteers have been making homes warmer, safer, and drier for families in need in Central Appalachia and providing life-transforming experiences for everyone involved. In recent years, ASP has expanded its outreach to include building new homes for low-income families whose homes were destroyed by fire or flooding and others whose homes are beyond repair. These homes come as gifts of grace to the families at no cost to them. Each year, ASP typically hosts approximately 10,000 volunteers working in four different Central Appalachian states, serving over 250 families with home repairs and new home construction.