Hope for Homes: a.k.a. No More Shacks Campaign and Poverty Workshop Series
Alabama is short 90,000 homes. 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 and other volunteers are 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 Donate Now button to donate. We’ll keep a running tally posted!
SEE THE VIDEO OF THE SHACK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE (from 2013)
Pledge Form (you can send gifts in as late as December 1, 2014)
Lisa and the shack dwellers will be in front of the Auburn Wesley Foundation on Gay Street across from Tiger Rags beginning Saturday October 18th and will remain as late as Saturday October 25th. 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 four hour blocks and staying overnight. Several of ARM’s board members, local ministry leaders, and community leader’s will be there! Together, we have a goal to raise $50K for local families!
A special part is with kids; our up and coming volunteer base. 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: AU Student Center Room # TBD 12-1 bring your own lunch
Tuesday Oct. 21- TBD
Wednesday Oct. 22: TBD
Thursday Oct 23: Lisa Pierce: Alabama Rural Ministry
For more information call (334) 501-4276