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!
- June 9-12, 2019 (FULL)
- June 12-15, 2019
- October 27-30, 2019
- Create Your Own Week! (See Below)
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 459.9930.
For the Appalachia office, please call (606) 886.0709.
|February 24-March 1||Assumption High School, Louisville, KY|
|March 10-12||Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY|
|March 13-15||Holy Trinity School, Louisville, KY|
|March 17-20||LaGrange Rotary, Oldham County, KY|
|March 20-23||St. Patrick School, Louisville, KY|
|March 31-April 3||Tri-County Disciples, LaGrange, KY|
|May 8-12||St. Vincent de Paul, Rogers, AR|
|May 29-June 1||St. Matthew’s Parish, Mt. Vernon, IN|
|June 4-8||Conway, ARK Group|
|June 9-12||Ursuline Academy, St. Louis, MO|
|June 19-22||Our Lady of Lourdes, Louisville, KY|
|June 23-26||St. X High School, Louisville, KY|
|June 26-29||Sacred Heart Academy, Louisville, KY|
|July 7-10||St. Agnes Parish, Louisville, KY|
|July 10-13||St. Edward/St. Francis, Louisville, KY|
|July 17-20||Middletown Christian Church, Louisville, KY|
|July 21-24||Church of the Epiphany, Louisville, KY|
|July 24-27||Bellarmine University Alumni|
|July 31-August 3||St. Stephen Martyr Alumni|
|August 4-7||St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Prospect, KY|
|August 7-10||WE Families Kentucky|
|August 27-30||Ozark Catholic Academy, Tonitown, AR|
|September 5-8||Holy Spirit Parish, Louisville, KY|
|September 12-15||St. Mark’s United Church of Christ, New Albany, IN|
|September 18-20||Our Lady of Lourdes, Louisville, KY|
|September 25-27||Our Lady of Lourdes, Louisville, KY|
|October 3-6||Highland Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY|
|October 6-9||Sacred Heart Model School, Louisville, KY|
|October 10-13||Pfrimmers Chapel, Corydon, IN|
|October 23-26||St. Patrick School, Louisville, KY|
|November 6-8||St. Mary Academy, Louisville, KY|
The Auxier Center Programs include:
Provides emergency food assistance to approximately 75 families living in the Auxier community.
+ Event Volunteer – Contact Darian for more information
+ Send us stories or photos – We’d love to hear from you! Contact Darian for more information
+ Volunteer Groups – Get a group together! Contact Allison for more information
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 email@example.com 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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