Amidst stunning mountains and deep, shaded hollows, Appalachia is home to generations of proud families, many wrestling with the despair of extreme poverty. Our tripsters travel to eastern Kentucky repairing homes for those most in need. Will you travel with us to make a difference?
Please join us for a trip that will change your life!
- April 12-15, 2018
- June 10-13, 2018
- July 25-28, 2018
- August 1-4, 2018
Don’t see a date that works for you? View all our immersion trip dates or create your own immersion trip group! We work with families, churches, schools and other organizations to schedule immersion trips. Note: Group trips are often booked a year in advance.
To create your own group (20-25 people) to Appalachia, please contact Allison Ridenour at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 459.9930 if you are interested.
What to Expect as a Tripster in Appalachia?
While in Appalachia you will work side-by-side with home owners to repair homes or build additions like a wheelchair ramp or assisting with the emergency food pantry.
We encourage you to visit area attractions such as Jenny Wiley State Park, Natural Bridge State Park, Loretta Lynn’s Homeplace, enjoy local music at the Front Porch Pickin’ and more while learning the history of the area. SampleTrip-Auxier (PDF)
For more information, please contact Allison Ridenour at email@example.com or (502) 459.9930.
For the Appalachia office, please call (606) 886.0709.
The Auxier Center Programs include:
Provides emergency food assistance to approximately 75 families living in the Auxier community.
Monetary donations to the food pantry allow us to purchase fresh produce and toiletries for our families. They having choices that are healthy for their families. Donate Now.
Serving Floyd, Martin, Magoffin and Johnson counties in Kentucky.
For more information on how to join this trip, contact Allison Ridenour at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 459.9930.
“On my way in to work this morning, I couldn’t help but think about the folks in Auxier. It’s a big world out there – with oceans full of starfish – but it was inspiring to take one step with all of you in making the world a little better place to live.” – Denis R.
“This immersion trip experience was one of the best experiences of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I feel so lucky to be a part of it. I will remember the relationships I built and the differences I made for the rest of my life!” – Rachel B.
“Working with the family was a great privilege – their gratitude was humbling.” – David Z.
“I had never used power tools, so it was empowering to be able to learn that new skill. It was so wonderful to feel like we made a difference…[We were invited] into their home and I loved to learn about them and their family. I made new friends and cannot wait to go back!” – Clare B.
“The experience was everything and more that I hoped it would be. I look forward to participating in another trip in the future.” – Susan L.
“Thankful for the laughs, the love, and the time I got to spend with these individuals. Thank you, Auxier, for reminding me what it means to serve and what it means to live.” – R. Hughes
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