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On October 15, Knox Area Rescue Ministries cut the ribbon to a new courtyard next to their KARM overnight shelter at 418 N. Broadway. The courtyard, which has been planned for a number of year

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.