ASP first worked in Kanawha County in 2018. We are so excited to return, further partnerships in the area, and meet unmet needs in the county.
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Meet the Summer Staff
Left to Right: Grant Vermilya (Center Director), Collin Daniels (Finance Coordinator), Alexis Barton (Operations Coordinator), Sophia Goldstein (Volunteer Coordinator)
Sleeping Quarters: Air conditioned gym. You will need to bring your own air mattress or cot, pillow and sleeping bag.
Cafeteria/Kitchens: There is a large dining hall in the church next to the kitchen.
Showers: There are some indoor showers and we will also bring a portable outdoor shower unit.
Recreation Space: There is some outdoor recreation space and the cafeteria can also be used for indoor recreation space outside of meal/gathering times.
Closest Medical Facility: CAMC Urgent Care Center. 314 Goff Mountain Rd, Cross Lanes WV 25313
About the Community
Terrain: Mountainous/ Urban/ River Valley
County Seat: Charleston, WV
Major Employers: Hospitals (CAMC), restaurants and food service, healthcare, and government
Per Capita Income: $29,253
Percent Living Below Poverty Line: 17%
Interesting Facts: Kanawha County hosts the state capital in Charleston. The county is very spread out geographically and therefore very diverse. The county was named for the Kanawha River running through the county, which in turn was named by a local Native American tribe. Find out more on the county website here.
On the tourism side, check out some highlights of the area here.