Poverty Awareness Week and Seminar Series

Get Lisa and Other Alabamians Out of the Shacks! And join us for our poverty lunch seminar series!

There are over 100 families in the Lee and Macon County area alone that need vital repairs to make their homes safe, warm, and dry! In order to serve these families and bring attention to their struggles, our director is going to simulate what life is like by living in a shack.

The goal is $50,000 to get her out. These resources will be applied to the home repair efforts that will help us use volunteers to work on homes. Just click the below PayPal button to donate. We’ll keep a running tally posted!

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SEE THE VIDEO OF THE SHACK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE    

Pledge Form (you can send gifts in as late as December 1, 2013)

Lisa will be in front of the Auburn Wesley Foundation on Gay Street across from Tiger Rags beginning Friday October 11th and will remain as late as Saturday October 19th. Whether rain, shine, heat or cold, she will be at her shack talking with people about poverty housing in Alabama and ways they can help.

We have a special twist this year! THREE shacks! Local pastors, community servants, and even some college students will be committing to twenty four hours. You can see local ministers from Trinity UMC, Cornerstone Church, Auburn UMC, FUMC Opelika and more! Together, we have a goal to raise $50K for local families!

A special part is with kids! They can visit and paint on the shack for a $5 donation and they get to have a new paint brush! It’s a great way to help kids understand serving others and some of the harsh conditions others may face.

If you want to know more information, ARM has partnered with other organizations to offer lunch seminars for the week. Below is a list of the seminars, presenters, and locations. Bring your lunch and have an engaging hour with these community servants! 

Alabama Rural Ministry’s Lisa A. Pierce and Charles Cummings on WTVM and bringing awareness about sub-standard housing in Alabama! See this video by wtvm channel 9 http://www.wtvm.com/story/19980501/arm-raises-awarenmess-forn

Workshop Schedule: Student Center Rm 2109 12-1 bring your own lunch

Monday Oct. 14- Mrs. Emily Stutzman Jones: Myths and Facts of Poverty

Tuesday Oct. 15: Miss Mary Day: Housing Authority’s and their efforts

Wednesday Oct 16: Dr. Trellis Smith: I Am My Brother’s Keeper

Thursday Oct 17: Ms. Lisa Pierce: Alabama Rural Ministry.

For more information call (334) 501-4276

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