Appalachia Service Project and Operation Tiny Home are Positive Payload Grant Recipients for 2019

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The Positive Payload 2019 summer winners are Appalachia Service Project and Operation Tiny Home

AmericanTrucks.com established the Positive Payload grant to support non-profit organizations using pickup trucks in field work for the betterment of local communities. They have awarded $20,000 in grants since the program’s inception in 2017.

“The Positive Payload Program is designed to benefit non-profit charitable organizations who use and rely on pickup trucks to better their community. Anyone who works with or volunteers for a charity that uses Ford F-150s, Chevrolet Silverados, GMC Sierras, or Dodge Rams is welcome to apply for a $200 donation to the charity they are involved with. Finally, each year one of the previous winners of the $200 grant will be eligible for an annual award of an additional $2,000!” – – AmericanTrucks.com

About the winners:


Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Summer Program.
(Photo: ASP)

The Appalachia Service Project (ASP) provides home repair and home replacement to families in Central Appalachia. The organization also assists in disaster recovery for incidents such as, floods and fires that occur in a five-state service area.

ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families.

“Since 1969, we’ve made homes warmersafer, and drier(R) for families and provided transformational service experiences for volunteers.  Last year, 16,231 volunteers served with ASP, providing critical repairs for 493 families and constructing over 60 new homes.” – – ASPhome.org


Operation Tiny Home’s Native American housing program.
(Photo: Operation Tiny Home)

Operation Tiny Home is based in the Pacific Northwest. This is an organization that provides housing support to those struggling with difficult and devastating housing circumstances.

“Operation Tiny Home is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit that assists people struggling with severe housing instability to maintain a life of dignity through custom high-quality tiny housing solutions and empowerment training programs. ” – – OperationTinyHome.org

Starting July 1, 2019, grants will no longer be awarded on a bi-annual basis, but will be moved to a year-round basis. While checks will be smaller, a greater number of organizations will be rewarded. AmericanTrucks.com will also continue to present one large prize annually.

For more information about the Positive Payload grant, check out (this) link.

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