Welcome to the registration page for FOCUS Appalachia. This is an amazing opportunity to serve Christ and those in need here in North America. Here are the details...
FOCUS North America
Focus North America is a Pan-Orthodox non-profit ministry with headquarters in Kansas City, MO. Its mission is one of service to the poor in urban and rural areas. As an expression of Christ’s love, FOCUS North America serves the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick and imprisoned by providing Food, Occupation, Clothing, Understanding and Shelter. New FOCUS Centers are being created all over the United States, including Pittsburgh, where churches are working together to provide meals for the poor as well as other services.
FOCUS Appalachia is a ministry of FOCUS North America that aids the poor in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Teams will do service projects for which no experience is required. Specific projects will are determined and assigned upon arrival. Projects will depend on the skill set of those who volunteer. All work done will be physical; along the lines of building and home improvement.
The team will be staying in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, in a hotel style facility. This facility comes equipped with bunk beds, bathrooms, shared kitchen and a large meeting space.
Meals are self-catered with the responsibility of preparation shared by team members. Cost of food is covered in the trip costs. A small team will be organized to make light breakfasts and lunch every day. Lunch will be packed and taken to the work sites. These meals will be simple but hearty and nourishing. For dinner, we will both cook and go out to eat. There are multiple eateries in the vicinity of our lodgings. When we eat out, each person will be given a reasonable amount to spend, based on the budget. Anything spent over this amount will be the responsibility of each individual team member.