Make A Difference Day around the corner!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

 Press Release: Alabama Rural Ministry

Making  A Difference!

Saturday Oct. 22ndth over 100 volunteers are gathering at Cornerstone Church to prepare for a full day of service. Volunteers will gather at 7:30 AM for breakfast, a devotional, and then will launch across 12 various sites in Lee and Macon County. This event is called Make A Difference Day and is being sponsored through Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) and USA Magazine.

What will the volunteers do? Hammering, shingling, painting, digging,…a variety of very needed repairs!

Three families will be having their homes reroofed, several are receiving insulation and having floors and windows repaired, one group is completing an interior wall. Most of the families we are serving are elderly widowed women.  The service provides real help to these wonderful and humble neighbors in our community. In addition to the homes, we are working on a church in Tuskegee that will be eventually used as a community center. Finally, some volunteers will help in a new thrift store ARM has started in Opelika called The Buildmore Store. This store sells appliances, building supply materials, and tools and deeply discounted prices. Above all-people are giving of themselves in a way that empowers and affects our community.

The volunteers will work most of the day and wrap up around 4:00 PM or till they complete their family’s home.  Our volunteers are coming from several different places! Auburn United Methodist Church, Auburn High School Key Club, Auburn Wesley Foundation,  Beula United Methodist Church, Campus Church, Cornerstone Church, Dive Campus Ministry, Farmville Baptist Chuch, Trinity Episcopal Church,  and Tuskegee Wesley Foundation. We are excited about the enthusiasm and team spirit of all these groups.

For more information about the volunteer service event or Alabama Rural Ministry contact Lisa Pierce at or phone (334) 501-4276. Our web address is and is also the way people can register to participate.