Special to the Opelika Observer

Nov. 1, Alabama Rural Ministry will host Be A Saint Saturday, a community-wide service day in the Auburn/Opelika area.

“We will be doing home repair with families in need in both Lee and Macon Counties,” explains a press release for the event. “Projects will focus on not only the physical construction work but also on building relationships with the homeowners. Our goal is to transform the lives of the families we work with, by being a friend and extending the love of Christ.”

Volunteers will meet at Auburn United Methodist Church in Room D-100 on Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. for breakfast and devotion before dispersing to the different work sites, where they will work until 4 p.m. Church groups and individual volunteers are encouraged to participate.

To register for Be A Saint Saturday, visit www.arm-al.org or call 501-4276.

Alabama Rural Ministry is a Christian nonprofit organization that was founded in 1998 in Sumter County and has been working in Lee County since 2001.

It began to meet the need of families living in rural areas of Alabama that could not afford the necessary repairs to make their homes warm, safe and dry.

ARM works with volunteers, who help to provide basic repairs, such as roofing, drywall, flooring and wheelchair ramps, all performed under the supervision of an experienced site leader.