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Review for Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Knoxville, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) is a wonderful place for emergency shelter for men, women and families, which includes a shower, clean beds, and three meals a day and free hair cuts by local cosmetologists. Their men and women's recovery programs include Bible-based teachings, mentors, classes covering many aspects of daily living, on-job training, and the Abundant Life Kitchen classes turning students into chef-material. We are impressed with this organization because they take NO Federal funds. This way they are allowed to introduce those they serve not only to a clean place to sleep and eat, but they do it in the 'name of Jesus'. For 2 1/2 years, my husband and I have served lunch meals every Monday, become volunteers on other occasions/events, and are excited to attend graduations of those in the recovery programs. We have a lot of respect for the staff and other volunteers; and have come to love the residents and overnight guests. Many of them have become our friends. We encourage them, pray with them, laugh and cry with them.

Role:  Volunteer & Serve lunch each Monday - Volunteer at other events - advocate for the homeless in the community.