It is a one week trip likely to be in June or July of 2021. Cor Jesu volunteer students, parents, and faculty members travel in vans from CJA to an Appalachian town in Kentucky or Tennessee about 7-8 hours away. The groups are comprised of 4-5 students and 2 adults. We leave early morning on Sunday and return mid-afternoon the following Saturday.
We spend the week working with a family on making their home WARMER, SAFER, and DRIER. Yes, it is manual labor, but we also have the opportunity to form a relationship with the family that we are spending the week with.
There will be some prayer, reflection, and community time throughout the week, including a cultural night and a visit to a nearby park or local gathering place. There will be other school or church groups to mingle with as well. There is free time every day/night to hang out or walk around and visit local ice cream or burger shops—or whatever might be around our “home site”.
If your daughter has not talked about this trip with you yet, and it seems like something you or she would be interested in, please talk with her about the opportunity. Spots are limited. The cost of the trip is around $300 which covers food, travel, and lodging. Students will need a little cash on hand while there if they want snacks or to visit a local eatery in town throughout the week. If you and/or your daughter are interested in this service trip, please use the link below ASAP to reserve and pay for the appropriate number of spots.
To make this trip happen, we need adult chaperones - close family members OR CJA faculty. Please ask an adult you know well to consider being a chaperone for this trip.
"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"
For more information about the Appalachia Service Project, click here.