Another Story of Disaster Response & Recovery

In the May issue of The Connector, we reported about our conference partnership with Appalachia Service Project (ASP) to rebuild homes destroyed by floods in 2021. The first home groundbreaking in Waverly was in April. TWK disaster caseworkers have continued to assist survivors as they rebuild their lives and their homes.

On Tuesday, July 26, at 10:30 a.m., five newly built homes will be dedicated to families that lost their houses in the flooding! You can join the dedication either in person (102 Pickett St. Waverly, TN) or online at ASP’s Facebook page.

“The first home builds have gone really well,” said John Pearce, chair of ASP’s board of directors. “We will continue building as long as there are families that need a home, as long as the funding exists, and as long as we can get land and volunteers to help.” Pearce also serves as the chair of the TWK Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) and was instrumental in connecting ASP with the TWK Disaster Response team.

Individuals and churches in the Red River District have raised more than $17,000 to support these home builds. Many thanks to these churches and groups: Eno, Taylors Chapel, Paul’s Chapel, Bumpus Mills, Tennessee City, Edgewood, Mt. Lebanon, St. John’s, Fellowship (Clarksville) UMCs, and Dickson County Laity Club.

If you would like to add to the district’s support of these home-building efforts, checks can be made out to TWKUMC, marked for ASP Waverly Build in the memo line, and sent to Red River District, P.O. Box 847, Clarksville TN  37041. Donations for disaster recovery also can be made online. To volunteer, contact ASP at