The Knights of Columbus has a long history of lending a helping hand in times of distress.
The Knights of Columbus was one of the first organizations to provide financial support to families of fallen first responders on 9/11. The Knights of Columbus led a multimillion-dollar recovery effort in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Knights were on the ground with supplies in a matter of hours after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Eastern seaboard.
And already in 2013, Knights have responded to disasters in West, Texas; Moore, Okla.; and Alberta, Canada. In this year alone, Knights donated $3.3 million and 18.4 million hours of their time toward disaster relief efforts.
“When Father McGivney founded this organization in 1882, he did so with the intention of helping those most in need,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “Today we are happy to continue this legacy in numerous ways through our works of charity. But we honor this vision in a special way with our ministry to those affected by disaster. When our neighbors are left with nothing, Knights are among the first to rush in and help them get back on their feet.”
With Typhoon Haiyan striking the Philippines, the Supreme Council has approved $250,000 for humanitarian relief. Knights and their families throughout the Order are urged to remember in their prayers all the people affected by the massive storm. Your contributions for humanitarian relief in the Philippines can be made here. | In the News.
The Knights of Columbus Disaster Relief Fund is used to support the local work of our Knights of Columbus councils though their disaster response efforts in coordination with emergency agencies and first responders.
To donate to the Knights of Columbus Disaster Relief Fund, click here.
To find out how you can get involved, call (203) 752-4281.