DALLAS, Texas. — The Knights of Columbus are donating more than $500,000 to hurricane relief efforts in the northeast, the organization announced Thursday. The amount includes the nearly $350,000 raised by the Knights via online contributions.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson made the announcement at the annual meeting of the Knights of Columbus state leaders, being held in Dallas, Texas.
“Charity is the first principle of the Knights of Columbus,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, “and in a disaster such as this, we are grateful to the many people who have made donations in support of our relief efforts and are pleased to be able to directly aid those most in need.”
In addition to more than $450,000 being distributed by the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut with the help of local Knights in the affected area, the organization also sent two truckloads of supplies: one to New York and one to New Jersey.
Local councils have engaged in a variety of relief activities, including feeding hurricane victims and collecting and distributing needed supplies.
For additional information about the Knights of Columbus or to donate, visit kofc.org.