Dragon Boat Festival

The KARM Dragon Boat Festival is the ultimate unifying team sport for 21 of your co-workers or closest friends. Each team sits two-by-two in a 40-foot long boat to see who can be this year’s champion. For 18 years, this unique event has provided critical funding to feed, shelter and provide life-changing programs that restore men’s and women’s lives in Jesus’ name.

The Cove at Concord Park


For questions, contact Mark Roberts at or 865-230-3398.


Knox Area Rescue Ministries’ 12th annual “Restoring Lives” Radiothon was held on March 31, 2021 in collaboration with our friends at NewsTalk98.7. Our total raised for our event is $76,197! All proceeds benefit Knox Area Rescue Ministries in our mission to “restore lives in Jesus’ name,” by providing shelter, meals and transformative programs designed to break the cycle of homelessness in the lives of men, women and children across East Tennessee.

THANK YOUTHANK YOU to everyone who tuned in to hear our guests’ powerful stories of restoration, who called in and who gave! Thank you also to our wonderful sponsors—Delta DentalHome Federal BankDiversified Enclosures & Screen and Ingles. And, a HUGE thanks to NewsTalk98.7 staff who made this special day possible.

KARM Pickleball Tournament


Thank you to all our sponsors and the 54 teams that participated in this year’s KARM Pickleball Tournament. Saturday, July 17 was an amazing day of fun pickleball competition. View the division winners and a few of the pictures from the event on our tournament page link below.


KARM Golf Tournament

Avalon Golf & Country Club

What a great (even if soggy) day we had at the 2021 “Tee It Up Fore Suede” KARM Golf Tournament on Monday, September 20 at Avalon Golf & Country Club. We raised more than $63,000 to help KARM continue restoring lives in Jesus’ name through our meals, shelter and life-transforming programs.

Thank you to everyone who played, volunteered and sponsored, especially our Presenting Sponsors, Haines Structural GroupHome Federal BankNorthshore Brasserie, and Pilot Company.

Hope Rising

Thank You for your support of KARM’s Hope Rising “Stay at Home” Event!

 Out of an abundance of caution, KARM canceled its fall 2021 fundraiser, Hope Rising, and invited you to “STAY AT HOME” and enjoy dinner around YOUR table.

Though we weren’t together in person, our community showed its compassion for our neighbors struggling with homelessness. Because of you, we raised more than $161,000 to provide meals, shelter and life-changing programs for men and women in our community who are wanting to break free from homelessness, addiction and violence.

We are already planning an in-person Hope Rising event this fall. Please SAVE THE DATE for what promises to be a fun, heart-filling night.

For questions, contact Mark Roberts at or 865-230-3398.


2022 HOPE Rising

Thursday, October 13 at Hilton Knoxville

Community Give-Back Events

Are you a restaurant or retail store looking to donate a percentage of your sales? How about hosting a tailgate … dinner party … concert … etc., for your colleagues or friends, and ask them for a donation to KARM? Are you hosting an event or promotion in which you’d like to contribute a portion of your proceeds to KARM? Would you be willing to collect cash donations to help the homeless, hungry and hurting? For us to learn more about your idea and how we can help, please email