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Worldwide Relief Efforts

9/22/2017

Knights immediately respond to the needs of hurricane, earthquake victims

Council 5877 in Cholula, Mexico South set up a distribution center for supplies in its meeting place.

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In response to the damage done to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council donated $100,000 to the Archdiocese of San Juan for relief efforts. In addition, a second donation of $100,000 was distributed among the dioceses in the areas of Mexico City, Puebla and Cuernavaca to assist earthquake victims.

Within hours of the powerful earthquake that struck Mexico Sept. 19, Knights in Mexico City and the surrounding areas reached out to victims by bringing food and other supplies to those displaced. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake leveled buildings and killed hundreds of people. This was the second earthquake to strike Mexico in a two-week period.

In addition to the work of these councils, Knights in Mexico South, Central and Northeast have been collecting supplies for distribution in affected areas that are more remote.

For those who wish to contribute, please visit this page, click on "See More Charities" and select the “International Disaster” donate option.