Red Bird Missions have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.
Teams are usually made up of members from Chapin UMC and Ashland UMC. We do a variety of activities including: home repair, teach in the high school, work in the thrift store, visit in the community and perform administrative functions. In addition to the experience of helping somebody in need, you get to know and bond with the other team members due to the remote location (there is no cell phone coverage).
Location: Beverly, Kentucky
Dates: October, 2017
Age Group: Adults
Projects: Construction and Spiritual Outreach
Contact: John Nesbitt firstname.lastname@example.org
Because this is scheduled during a time when school is in session the team is normally all adults but youth age 14 or older are welcome.