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ARM Across Alabama - 11 Day Walk Raises Awareness About Poverty

Written: 3/2/2009

ARM ACROSS ALABAMA-AN ELEVEN DAY VENTURE THROUGH ALABAMA’S HEART
Calling all United Methodists (and more)! We pray we can count on you to make this happen!

(Alabama Rural Ministry [ARM]) -  ARM announces a walk across the state of Alabama called “ARM Across Alabama”. The walk beginning June 8, 2009 will span 11 days and will be used to raise awareness about poverty and substandard housing throughout the Black Belt-the most poverty stricken counties in Alabama. Launching from Tuskegee, the walk will traverse through Black Belt counties with stops in Montgomery, Selma, Union Town, and Demopolis. The walk will end in Livingston on June 19, 2009.
 
Click here to download a flyer.
 
Why are we walking? The housing market is down and people are nervous about the economy. More and more families facing job loss and financial hardships must make sacrifices when it comes to making vital repairs. Hope seems out of reach…and our mission becomes all the more important. ARM is committed to meeting the needs of families on fixed incomes by partnering with them to provide needed home repairs. So, here is our approach to the issues in our economy.
 
We are encouraging all Alabamians to participate and help us raise awareness and $111,000 used to serve more families. Volunteers can walk the entire distance, walk for a day, or part of the distance. If people cannot join us on the route, they can walk in their own community. People who cannot walk can still participate by giving to this vital movement.
 
As we stop in communities, we will be presenting information about how we can work together to end poverty in our communities. Rallies are planned at town/city stops as well as times when we will stop to work on homes.
 
To participate, individuals need to register on our website. We also need churches help us get the word out and host the walkers each night. This effort will help us see the need in our communities and create tangible ways to be a part of the solution.
 
To register or get more information, visit our website http://walkacrossal.arm-al.org
To contact Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) call us at (334) 501-4276 or email at walk@arm-al.org.
 
We’ll see you on the walk!
 
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