Volunteers spend Valentine’s Day weekend participating in Alabama Rural Ministry’s Labor of Love service day

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Alabama Rural Ministry

Alabama Rural Ministry hosted a home repair service day over Valentine’s Day weekend. Individual volunteers showed a “Labor of Love” through community service while serving a rural home in Loachapoka. 

On Saturday, Feb. 13, six volunteers and with five ARM staff members worked to repair water-damaged floors, add trim moulding and also paint walls and ceilings.

ARM has been serving with this homeowner since 2018, although the work was put on hold after the March 2019 tornadoes and the impact of COVID-19. Her home has suffered damage that ordinarily could be addressed through routine maintenance of a home but due to financial constraints could not be completed. For our neighbors in these situations, it often means that more expensive repairs are needed in the future. Despite being retired, this homeowner is an involved and faithful citizen whose focus is on helping and providing for the children of Loachapoka High School. She worked alongside the volunteers on Saturday as the repairs were made. More work on the home is still necessary, but ARM volunteers are committed to fully completing the repairs during future service days.

About Alabama Rural Ministry

Alabama Rural Ministry is committed to discovering, developing, and deploying spiritual leaders who, as disciples of Jesus Christ, minister with rural and under-resourced communities to create sustainable homes, strengthen families, and build strategic community partnerships for the glory of God. ARM can coordinate with churches, businesses, and other organizations who want to build their leadership teams through service learning experiences.

ARM’s next service day is March 27. For more information about ARM, visit www.arm-al.org. To sign up to volunteer on this service day or to schedule your own service day, contact us at info@arm-al.org.

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