Major Home Repair

Fall AIM allows Mountain T.O.P. to take on and complete vital structural repairs and renovations of local homes that would not be possible otherwise.

 
 
 
 
 

What

Adults in Ministry (AIM) seeks to bring adults from all over the country together to the Cumberland Plateau. This program allows Mountain T.O.P. to take on and complete vital structural repairs and renovations of local homes that would not be possible otherwise. You don’t have a construction background? No problem! You don’t have to have any construction knowledge in order to participate.


When

Every weekend in the month of October and the first weekend in November from Thursday evening to Sunday Morning adults from around the county come together to better the Cumberland Plateau.

  • October 3rd-6th

  • October 10-13th

  • October 17- October 20th

  • October 24th- October 27th

  • October 31st -November 3rd.


projects

These projects are ones that affect the structural integrity, energy efficiency, dryness, and handicap accessibility of a home.

These projects include: siding replacement, roof replacement, foundation repair, bathroom remodels, and hallway expansions.


Pricing

  • $225 Before September 15th

  • $250 On or After September 15th

  • $185 Former Staff/First-timers/Students


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Fall Festival

Fall Festival

 
 

What

This is offered only on the fourth Saturday of every October. What started as a shoe distribution event in 2012 has blossomed into a full community fun event for families. Every year, community partners are invited to offer activities, carnival games, or giveaways for children in the hopes that parents would visit their tables to learn about programs. Mountain T.O.P. is simply the location where we can come together to create an event that meets practical needs in addition to community connectedness. Just like Major Home Repair, the Festival meets all four needs: social, emotional, physical, and spiritual. People pay $1 or give 1 non-expired canned food item per person to enter. Most items given away at the Fall Festival are donated by individuals or churches, locally and within the wider Mountain T.O.P. network.Such items include coats, shoes, socks, winter accessories, and hygiene items. Please note in order to utilize our resources to their fullest extent there are only 30 volunteer spots available for the Fall Festival. Register today!


WHEN

  • October 24th- October 27th


PRICING

  • $225 Before September 15th

  • $250 On or September 15th

  • $185 Former Staff/First-timers/Students


CONNECT

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone

Previous Projects

Previous Projects

Fall AIM projects are ones that affect the structural integrity, energy efficiency, dryness, and handicap accessibility of a home. These projects include: siding replacement, roof replacement, foundation repair, bathroom remodels, and hallway expansions.

ROOFING PROJECT

The 25 year shingles installed in the 1990’s on this 1960’s home were quickly approaching the end of their lifespan. There were known leaks around the two chimneys of the house and other spots that had been patched in the past. We installed all new metal over the roof and replaced flashing along the chimneys. The shingles were not removed, but instead 1x4 purlins were installed on top of the existing roof. Interior work included replacing the ceiling in the small addition, as that has seen the majority of the water damage.


SIDING PROJECT

Notice of structural damage with this home became apparent when the floor began to sink. Deteriorated siding had left part of the framing exposed as well as revealing damage to the rim joists. Leaking windows contributed to the overall state of disrepair. Over a span of 6 weeks, we made extensive repairs starting with the rim joists. New housewrap and HardiePlank cement siding were installed. The old, leaking windows were replaced with new, energy efficient, vinyl windows. In the near future, we plan to address the roof issues by replacing it with a new, corrugated metal roof.


SIDING PROJECT

The cedar shingles which were siding this home were originally scrap material when the home was built, and over time they have dried out leaving many large gaps and cracks. Combined with the lack of house wrap and sheathing on the gabled ends, this home was very energy inefficient. Mountain T.O.P.’s main focus was correcting this by first repairing or replacing the house wrap and sheathing where it was damaged or missing. We also replaced the cedar shingles with Hardie Plank cement lap siding and the old windows with a more energy efficient version.


Schedule

The importance of our weekend schedule

Please try to arrive at Camp Cumberland Pines by 5:00 pm, Central Time, on the Thursday of your weekend. The preparation we do on Thursday evening lays the foundation for the rest of the weekend, so it is helpful if all volunteers are present by this time. Further, we start earlier on Sunday morning because we know that some need to get on the road as soon as possible. We appreciate if all participants do stay through Closing Circle on Sunday morning. This is especially helpful in our camp cleaning efforts as we, together, prepare our facilities for future volunteers.

Thursday

  • 5:00 pm Registration

  • 6:00 pm Dinner

  • Community Orientation

  • Worship

  • Field Orientation

  • Ministry Production Team (MPT) Breakdown & Project Assignments


Friday & Saturday

  • 7:00 am Group Morning Devotional

  • 7:30 am Breakfast

  • 8:00 am MPTs meet & leave for project sites

  • 5:00 pm All MPTs return to camp

  • 6:00 pm Dinner (6:30 on Saturday)

  • Sharing

  • Worship

  • Fellowship time


SUNDAY

  • 6:45 am Group Morning Devotional

  • 7:00 am Breakfast

  • 7:30 am Camp evaluation

  • Clean-up

  • Closing Circle

  • 8:15 am Departure

FAQ

What are the sleeping accommodations like?

Participants stay in cabins on site. These cabins have 10 - 14 rooms with either two sets of bunk beds or two twin beds. There are bathrooms and a common area in each cabin, along with a refrigerator, coffee station, and beautiful porch to enjoy. Participants are responsible for providing their own bedding and towels.


How are meals provided?

Breakfast and dinner are hot meals provided in our Dining Hall. A cooler lunch will be sent to your work site for you to share with the family you are working with. All meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday breakfast are provided. Our kitchen staff can accommodate dietary needs and allergies. We ask that if you have dietary lifestyle choices that you assist our kitchen staff by providing some of your own food. Please contact Chad for further questions, Chad@mountain-top.org.


I don’t have any construction experience. Is this a good place for me?

Absolutely! This is why we create Ministry Production Teams (MPTs) so those with little to no skill can be taught by those who do. We see that there are four needs that need addressed: physical, social, emotional, and spiritual. While the physical needs will be met through the home repair work, we highly emphasize building relationships with the families. Taking time to get to know the family is important. Additionally, there are always small tasks to help with, including site clean up and safety coordination.


How are work teams assigned?

On Thursday evening, we will do MPT breakdown. This is a spirit-led, staff-facilitated, and volunteer-driven process that will help our community create successful teams for the weekend. Our goal is to create teams with a mix of experience, skills, and backgrounds. This both ensures that every project will have the necessary knowledge to complete the tasks and that volunteers are stretched a bit out of their comfort zone and meet new people!


Where exactly am I going, and how do I get there?

The physical address for Camp Cumberland Pines is: 480 Old Hwy 56, Coalmont, TN 37313. We suggest using Google Maps for navigational purposes. You can search “ Mountain Top ” and it will direct you to the correct place!


How many volunteers can register for Fall Festival?

Please note in order to utilize our resources to their fullest extent there are only 30 volunteer spots available for the Fall Festival. Register today!