Friday, June 22, 2012

Where Do Contributions for KARM Go?

There has been a lot of attention to the issue of homeless in Knoxville. The failed experiment of the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homeless. One of my Shock And Awe sources sent me this link that reveals that KARM (Knox Area Rescue Ministries) took a Presidents meeting to the luxurious Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC in April 2011 (about 14 months ago)

The blog post says "The next morning I went to The Grove Park Inn for the President’s Gathering for the Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries (KARM)." and then a description of KARM's ministry, "KARM is a ministry that seeks to treat the whole person regardless of need. They meet the folks where they are and help them find the healing and restoration that is so badly needed. Whether it is a place to stay, a meal, marketable skill, counselling – KARM seeks to be the hands and feet of Jesus."

I would like to hear from many of you (the readers) of Shock And Awe if you believe that this is where you believe that dollars donated for the homeless should be spent on a retreat meeting to the Grove Park Inn.

1 comment:

Roscoe Persimmon said...

I quit giving to the Second Harvest Food Bank when I saw the disclosed salaries paid to their staff and some of the solid six figure salaries that "board" had approved. While not Tourism and Sports Corporation figures, it is still a lot of money that could be spent on food.

At KARM, I'd like to see the break down of the event costs and who was responsible for what. It may be such that the participants paid their own way and Grove Park dontated the public spaces. If KARM didn't pay for it, I'm not worried about it. With Mr. Graham in Asheville and his family around him, it is ofter times easier to bring Moses to the Mountain that it is to take the Mountain over to Knoxville for their good words.

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