KANSAS CITY, Mo. – River of Refuge was awarded its occupancy certificate by the City of Kansas City Missouri this month and the local nonprofit will be able to house its first families in its Transitional Living Program within the next several weeks.
Before River of Refuge can open, the organization needs the community’s assistance in getting the final improvements made for its very first live-in residents. The all-volunteer Work Day will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at River of Refuge, 5151 Raytown Rd, Kansas City, Mo. 64133.
Individuals, church groups, nearby offices, corporate volunteer teams, teen/youth groups and other nonprofits are all invited to participate to prepare the space for local working poor families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and need assistance transitioning to a home of their own.
In addition to cleaning, River of Refuge is looking for help with landscaping, painting, light carpentry projects, organization, donation collection and more. Groups are asked to bring cleaning supplies and tools.
Volunteers should register by calling 816-737-5100 or emailing Stephanie Keck at Stephanie@riverofrefuge.com.
About River of Refuge
John Wiley founded River of Refuge in 2009 after he witnessed a group of children boarding a school bus from the parking lot of an old, run-down motel near his home in Raytown, Mo. River of Refuge was created to specifically address thousands of working families who have become trapped in pay-by-the-week motels throughout greater Kansas City and the suburbs. For more information, please visit www.riverofrefuge.com.
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