Did you know that there are 1,600 homeless people in this area at any given time of the month, and that 26 percent of them are veterans?
Did you know that at least one-third of homeless individuals suffer from a mental illness?
Did you know that there are homeless children in the Knoxville area? Fifteen percent of the local homeless population are children.
They don’t have a place to call home.
They don’t have a great job, if one at all.
They scrape by on what they can get.
Every year, Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) orchestrates Baskets of Hope for the homeless community so that they may have food and a turkey at Thanksgiving, and for the last several years, Enrollment First, Inc. has helped them meet their goal. Last year alone, Enrollment First supplied around 20 boxes of food and volunteered time to serve food to the homeless on Wednesday evenings throughout the month of November. Company founder and president Hazen Mirts, alongside his children, personally sacrificed his mornings to volunteer at KARM in assisting the workers on organizing, decorating and handing out boxes of food to the homeless.
If you would like more information on how to volunteer or donate to KARM, please visit karm.org