An organization that works to help people down on their luck now has a place for rest and reflection.
On October 15, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett joined Knox Area Rescue Ministries for a special consecration ceremony for a new courtyard.
Built by teams from Rick Cox Construction and Falconnier Design Company, the courtyard sits on a former parking lot next to the KARM overnight shelter on N. Broadway Avenue. It features seating and a small pavilion along with water fountains, rest rooms and baggage storage for guests.
KARM is a Christian-based non-profit organization devoted to helping restore lives in Jesus' name. The non-profit serves nearly 1,000 meals a day and provides shelter to nearly 400 people each night.