River of Refuge Weekend Workday

River of Refuge is hosting their annual Gala at home this year & needs our help making their facility shine. Please join us for a special weekend workday and help with landscaping, cleaning and painting projects. We may also need help sorting food donations and clothing. 

Serve KC volunteers will help from 9:30am-12:30pm, but you are welcome to stay longer. Staff will be there until 2pm.

DRESS: Wear comfortable clothing you won’t mind getting dirty and close toe shoes. You may want to bring a refillable water bottle.
SUPPLIES: Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and if you have garden tools for pulling weeds and trimming, cleaning supplies (mop, swiffer, broom, Lysol wipes, wood polish, rubber gloves, ect), brushes, trays, rollers or other painting supplies.

Kids are welcome to come and help at this event as long as they have a parent and sign a liability waiver before working.

DIRECTIONS: River of Refuge is the former Park Lane Hospital, but we will meet in the lobby of the Doctors Offices. Google maps will take you to the wrong entrance so please view this MAP so you won’t get lost. Once you turn off Raytown Rd. you’ll need to veer to the right, go up a hill and the offices are on the left.  DO NOT go to Two Rivers, which is on the right. 

“This dream has always been about a community coming together to help local families with children. That’s why I’m confident that as we enter the final stretch, we’ll find the extra funding we need to open River of Refuge and help these families,” said John Wiley, founder and board member of River of Refuge.

River of Refuge was conceived after John Wiley 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. Converting the vacant Park Lane Hospital from an eyesore to community asset to help working families become self-sufficient seemed like a plausible solution.

The first phase of construction began in July of 2014 with the doctor’s offices attached to the former hospital. Currently 11 family units have been finished on the 1st floor with additional units to begin construction Summer of 2016.

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