River of Refuge has made a commitment to help the hidden homeless—families living for months, even years, at pay by the week motels in Kansas City. Once renovations are complete this non-profit will provide free temporary housing and other services to working families to help them get back on their feet.
The first phase of construction began in July of 2014 and Serve KC volunteers continue to make progress on the renovations needed to convert this former hospital into living units. Each month we tackle a variety of tasks from emptying trash and cleaning to framing walls and varies demolition.
DRESS: Wear comfortable clothing you won’t mind getting dirty and close toe shoes. If you have your own gloves, eye protection or tools you are welcome to bring those too.
DIRECTIONS: We’ll be working on the offices South of the former Park Lane Hospital. It’s tricky to find in the dark, so I made a MAP to help. 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. You can also call me (Selena) at <a>816-582-7857</a>.
Serve KC Volunteers will help from 6-8pm every 3rd Thursday evening. If you are interested in becoming a Host for the 1st Thursday please let us know.
River of Refuge purchased the former 150,000 sq. ft. Park Lane Hospital just outside the city limits of Raytown, in Kansas City, MO. The former hospital is being converted from a community eyesore to a community asset that helps needy working families move to a “place of dignity.” Once the space is converted they will provide lodging and services for the working poor, providing them with a direct alternative to “pay by the week” living arrangements and giving them the opportunity to receive resources needed to be successful in permanent housing.