A different Christmas story – little child shall lead them…

In the midst of often ordinary days, yesterday something extraordinary happened at KARM.  A sweet little six year old child wanted Santa to bring her something very different on her wish list for Christmas.  Instead of gifts, she wanted to help feed the homeless people of her community.  No gifts for Christmas?  Such a wish […]


“God took me out of the gutter and helped me”….hear Joy’s story

“I just walked off one day and didn’t go back. Then I looked up and suddenly it was ten years later.” That’s how Joy described ten lost years of drug addiction, filled with despair, loneliness, and regret. I’m Burt Rosen, President of Knox Area Rescue Ministries.  Joy had attempted treatment 15 times before she came […]


Rescued by grace, Rachel found she wasn’t alone…

Homeless, estranged from her family and desperate, Rachel was weighed down by depression. She felt trapped in bad relationships with men and stuck in a cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. Finally, Rachel could see no way forward, and she attempted suicide. By the grace of God, her life was spared and she realized she needed to make a drastic change. Rachel tried to reach her grandfather, […]


The 14th Annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival on June 18th…truly the Race With a Mission!

The Race With a Mission…that’s the motto of the 14th annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 18th, one of KARM’s largest special events to help highlight the needs of the homeless in our community and help fund the ministries at KARM. KARM serves nearly 1,000 meals each day and shelters nearly 400 men, […]