International Disaster Relief
DISASTER VICTIMS NEED YOUR HELP
Thousands of people regularly suffer in the wake of local disasters. As they face recovery efforts, they need your help.
Please DONATE TODAY. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to relief efforts. This includes providing immediate needs of food, clean water, shelter and other necessities.
For Donations by Check
Make Checks Payable To: "Knights of Columbus Charities”
Kindly specify "United Disaster Relief" on the memo line of your check.
For Donations by Check in USD:
Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.,
PO Box 382154,
Knights of Columbus Canada Charities
PO Box 7252 Station A
Toronto, ON M5W 1X9
For questions regarding a donation, please contact us at 800-694-5713 M-F between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST or email email@example.com.
The Knights of Columbus Disaster Relief Fund is used to support the work of the local councils through their disaster response efforts, in coordination with emergency agencies and first responders. One hundred percent of the funds raised go directly to relief efforts.
A History of Being There in Times of Disaster
The Knights of Columbus has a long history of lending a helping hand in times of distress.
The Order was one of the first organizations to provide financial support to families of fallen first responders following the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Knights of Columbus also led a multimillion-dollar recovery effort in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Knights were on the ground with supplies in a matter of hours after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Eastern seaboard.
When Typhoon Haiyan struck central Philippines in late 2013, the Supreme Council approved $860,000 for humanitarian relief.
After the historic forest fire in Fort Murray, Alberta, Canada, the Knights of Columbus helped raise $76,000 to benefit families affected by the devastation.
In August of 2016, more than 30 inches of rain fell in southern Louisiana in only a few days. In response, the Supreme Council spearheaded a national fundraising campaign to assist the flood victims and the Louisiana State Council and local councils helped provide immediate aid to the disaster victims.
Soon after these floods, Knights came to the aid of victims of Hurricane Matthew. Knights of Columbus Charities raised more than $100,000 dollars for emergency relief.
And, in 2017, which will be remembered for the particularly fierce Atlantic hurricane season that devastated large parts of Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, it was Knights who got in their boats and kayaks and went door-to-door to rescue them. It was the Knights who were there with cold water, warm meals and the muscle to haul away ruined carpet, furniture and drywall. It was the Knights who donated the money needed to get the job done.
Ultimately, the Knights raised approximately $4.2 million for hurricane relief in 2017. Of that, $1.57 million went to Puerto Rico relief, $1.5 million went to Texas and $800,000 went to Florida.
Knights were there then, and we will be there as disasters continue, carrying forth Father McGivney’s vision of helping those most in need.