Waverly TN Disaster Recovery

Appalachia Service Project commits to building 25 houses for families in Waverly, TN in response to flood damage

On August 21, 2021, flood waters swept through Humphreys County, TN leaving a wake of destruction in its path. Twenty people lost their lives, 573 homes were damaged and 272 homes were destroyed.

Local, state and national partners have asked Appalachia Service Project to quickly build quality, energy-efficient replacement homes for families in need.

ASP broke ground on the first replacement home on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, and dedicated the first home on Monday, June 6, 2022. On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, ASP dedicated five new homes for families for flood survivors. Rebuilding continues — so please check back here for periodic updates.

Flood Recovery in Waverly, TN

Since 2012, Appalachia Service Project (ASP) has responded to disasters throughout Central Appalachia by repairing and replacing affected homes. When fires or floods damage the homes of our neighbors, the ASP community along with other nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies act to restore warm, safe, and dry homes to Appalachian families.

Past responses include:

  • Dry Creek Flooding: Tennessee, 2012
  • Rainelle Flooding: Greenbrier County and surrounding communities, West Virginia, 2016
  • Gatlinburg Wild Fires: Sevier County, Tennessee, 2016

Volunteer

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Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Framing
  • Siding & Soffit
  • Porches and Ramps
  • Metal Roofing
  • Yard grading work
  • Insulation
  • Painting (foundations, walls, ceiling, doors, and trim)
  • Flooring
  • Interior trim (doors, moulding, baseboards, cabinets)
  • Site beautification and cleaning

Applying for Assistance

Currently, the organization Disaster Recovery Connection is handling all the case management for people affected by the flood. They are location at Waverly UMC (115 W. Main Street, Waverly, TN 37185) and can be reached on their hotline at 615-270-9255. For now, all of the work ASP is doing is for families in case management with Disaster Recovery Connection.

Media Inquiries

Please reach out to ASP for any media inquiries by emailing us at DisasterRecovery@asphome.org or calling us at (423) 854-4427.

Who is ASP?

Warmer. Safer. Drier.®

ASP volunteers provide high quality home repair for Appalachian families

Relationship Ministry

ASP volunteers and families develop life-long relationships

Transformation

Everyone who comes into contact with this ministry is transformed

Warmer. Safer. Drier.®

Relationship Ministry

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New Build

Help ASP build new homes for families year-round.

Helping Hands

Serve as an individual and use your construction expertise to accomplish skilled repair projects.

Year-Round Mission Trips

Serve with ASP in our repair program from September through April.

New Build

Help ASP build new homes for families year-round.

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Helping Hands

Serve as an individual and use your construction expertise to accomplish skilled repair projects.

Learn More

Year-Round Mission Trips

Serve with ASP in our repair program from September through April.

Learn More