KARM keep people off street during dangerous cold

KARM keep people off street during dangerous cold

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The white flag is KARM's way of letting those who may be out on the streets that dangerously cold temperatures are approaching The white flag is KARM's way of letting those who may be out on the streets that dangerously cold temperatures are approaching
Every day, hundreds of people take refuge at Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries Every day, hundreds of people take refuge at Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - KARM has a plan in place to help the homeless during the extreme cold coming this weekend into early next week, when temperatures are expected to dip into the single digits.

The white flag is already flying outside the Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries building on North Broadway.

That signals to the homeless that there is a weather alert and they should come inside.

Friday night, KARM is expecting 400 people to seek refuge.

KARM is ready with hot food, warm clothes and blankets, but there is still need for more supplies.

"While we're really blessed right now with plenty of hats and scarves and things of that nature, what we really need are over the counter medications, particularly cold and flu medication," Angie Sledge of KARM said of their status. "So many of our homeless that are coming in our doors right now are sick, and they don't have the luxury that you I and might have to go down to the corner pharmacy."

If you want to donate needed cold and flu medications to KARM, you can drop them off at their downtown location, 418 North Broadway St or visit.

For more ways to donate, you can visit our website at WATE.com or visit the KARM website.

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