Press Releases

  1. Monday, October 9, 2017

    5th Day of Living in a Shack

    Lisa Pierce, executive director or ARM, has been living in a shack once again raising awareness about substandard housing in rural Alabama and raising funds.

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  2. Thursday, September 14, 2017

    We are living in Shacks

    Lisa Pierce, Executive Director of Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM), and other local leaders living in shacks for several days to raise awareness about substandard housing in rural parts of Alabama.

  3. Monday, April 17, 2017

    Bicylists Preparing to Ride 300 Miles Across Alabama

    A group of cyclists are preparing to ride up to 300 miles across Alabama beginning Friday April 21st. Cyclists are riding and raising funds to help families with low incomes make their homes warm, safe, dry and beautiful. Several will cycle 100 miles a day over three days. Others are riding for one day and some logging miles over the next six weeks.

  4. Friday, March 17, 2017

    Cyclists Biking 300 miles across Alabama

    From Friday, April 21st-April 23, 10-12 cyclists will be crossing Alabama to raise awareness about the housing needs in some of the poorest areas of our country, while raising money for home repairs in Lee, Macon and Sumter counties. Their ride will cover 100 miles a day for three days and is a triple century challenge.

  5. Monday, October 17, 2016

    Ending shacks in Alabama

    ARM director, Lisa Pierce. and several local pastors and leaders are living in "shacks" for several day in downtown Auburn. By living in shacks, they are raising awareness about critical home repair and housing issues our elderly and families with extremely low incomes face on a daily basis.

  6. Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Alabama Rural Ministry's Sweet Homes for Alabama

    Lisa Pierce, Executive Director of Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM), and other local leaders living in shacks to raise awareness about substandard housing in rural parts of Alabama.

  7. Thursday, April 14, 2016

    3 Days, 3 States, 300 Miles-Cyclists Cross Alabama to Raise Funds for Poverty Housing Alleviation

    13 cyclists will cover 100 miles a day to raise awareness about substandard housing in Alabama and how to help. The team is raising $25,000 used to repair homes for 20-30 families using close to a 1000 volunteers.

  8. Monday, December 14, 2015

    Alabama Rural Ministry’s 2016 MLK, Jr. Celebration

    Alabama Rural Ministry will be celebrating MLK Day 2016 through community worship, home repair ministry, and a children’s event! All are invited to worship with us on Sunday January 17th from 4pm – 6pm at Tuskegee Methodist Church. On Monday, January 18th, two opportunities are available: (1) volunteers can serve with us through home repair ministry and (2) children ages 5-10 can attend our MLKidz event!

  9. Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Local Leaders Living in Shacks

    Local leaders living in shacks in Auburn to raise awareness and funds to help families with low incomes repair their homes.

  10. Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    8 Cyclists Crossing Alabama

    8 Cyclists begin their 300 mile track across Alabama on Friday. Below is the locations of their main stops. Riders have gained sponsors to help low income families, the elderly, and veterans, with vital home repair through volunteers. Locations: April 24th Morning Launch 7:30am Auburn United Methodist Church (behind the Epworth Center) 137 S. Gay Street Auburn Lunch- arrive at the 13th Street Bridge in Phenix City at Chattahooche River 12:30-1:00 eastern time Arrival- Tuskegee- 402 S. Main Street Tuskegee, AL. April 25th- Launch 8:00am Tuskegee- 402 S. Main Street Tuskegee, AL Lunch: Prattville UMC- 100 PM Arrival: Memorial UMC Broad Street Selma April 26 Launch 7:30am Memorial UMC Broad Street Selma Arrival: 5:00pm Livingston UMC, Washington Street Livingston

  11. Friday, October 17, 2014

    Local leaders living in shacks

    Press release summary ARM is preparing for its 7th Annual Hope for Homes aka No More Shacks in Alabama Campaign. Local business and ministry leaders will be giving four hours of their time with director, Lisa Pierce, to raise awareness about low-income housing in Alabama and help ARM raise $50,000 to help fund needed repairs.

  12. Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Dwelling in Shacks in Alabama

    ARM is preparing for its 7th Annual Hope for Homes aka No More Shacks in Alabama Campaign. Local business and ministry leaders will be giving four hours of their time with director, Lisa Pierce, to raise awareness about low-income housing in Alabama and help ARM raise $50,000 to help fund needed repairs. They are doing this by living in "shacks" for the week of Oct. 18-25th in front of the Auburn Wesley Foundation 131 S. Gay Street Auburn.

  13. Friday, April 11, 2014

    Cyclists Crossing Alabama

    11 cyclists are less than a month away from biking across Alabama to raise awareness about poverty housing. This ride will cover 100 miles/day for three days and travel from Georgia to Mississippi across the Black Belt.

  14. Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Going into the Shacks

    ARM director Lisa Pierce and other community members are staying in shacks to raise awareness about poverty housing in Alabama and how everyone can help.

  15. Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Ministry leaders getting locked up!

    Alabama Rural Ministry's 6th Annual "No More Shacks" event. Lisa Pierce, director of ARM will live in a shack for several days with other ministry leaders giving some time as well. Begins Oct. 11 and ends when $50,000 is raised.

  16. Monday, May 6, 2013

    Cyclists Crossing Alabama

    Six Cyclists crossed Alabama to raise funds and awareness for Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM); a home repair ministry based in Auburn/Opelika.

  17. Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    Cyclists Crossing Alabama

    Six cyclists raising funds for home repair in Alabama go across Alabama!

  18. Friday, April 19, 2013

    Alabama Rural Ministry and Tuskegee to be Honored

    The Make A Difference Day Committee has selected ARM as one of ten national organizations to receive a $10,000 grant for their participation with Make A Difference Day, a National Day of Service. They will be featured in this weekends USAWeekend edition and will be awarded the grant on Thursday April 25th.

  19. Monday, April 1, 2013

    Cyclists Crossing Alabama

    Cyclists preparing for a three day cycling tour across the state of Alabama to raise funds for substandard housing in rural areas. Sponsored by Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM).

  20. Monday, October 8, 2012

    Local Minister Leaders Locked Up!

    The 4th Annual, Lisa in the Shack, begins Oct. 25th and this time other pastors have agreed to stay 24 hours in their own shack.

  21. Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Over 18 riders cycling across Alabama

    May 4-6 several bicyclists will journey from MS to GA to raise awareness about poverty housing in Alabama. Still registering other riders.

  22. Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Being Great in Tuskegee-resend correction

    Information about MLK's Great Day of Service sponsored by Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) and the Macon County Ministerial Association.

  23. Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Stuck in a Shack...

    Alabama Rural Ministry lives in a "shack" to simulate poverty housing and struggles of low income rural families. Lunch seminars available to learn more information and ways to help.

  24. Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Make A Difference Day around the corner!

    Highlights the upcoming National Day of Service through USA Magazine on Oct. 22nd

  25. Wednesday, December 22, 2010

    New Treasure in Opelika!

    Alabama Rural Ministry's Buildmore Store is having their Grand Opening Open House on Jan. 8th from 7-4. Several activities for visiting guests who attend!