Welcomed as a Stranger

  I was in desperate need of a home of my own and a job. My current (and temporary) residence was a federal halfway house nestled in the east side of town. I was sent there after I was released from a 7 year, eight month prison bid. After being at the halfway house for two months […]


Encouraged by the Truth

Misty came into the store recently. As I was ringing up her purchase, I noticed she was reading our blackboard. After I finished ringing her up, I asked her what she thought about the verse on it.  “Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 As we were […]


Join the Family: Work at KARM Stores!

KARM Stores is a Christian business that works to help financially support Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). And it’s a family to customers, donors, volunteers and employees alike. If anyone were to ask our employees, “why do you do what you do?”, they would enthusiastically respond that we: Provide funding to KARM Tell the KARM Story […]


We Are KARM Stores

I have the privilege of working as a Processing Manager for KARM Stores in Oak Ridge and I am KARM Stores. Helping the homeless My church family at Christmas time would make up goody bags to pass out to the homeless in Knoxville. In these goody bags, we would try to provide them with their basic needs. […]