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Our Lady of Guadalupe Council 12011 in Wetumpka raised $2,380 for the Autauga-Elmore Mental Retardation Board during the council's annual fund drive for people with intellectual disabilities. The funds will be used to purchase new computers for the organization.

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Knights and their families from in and around Louisville gathered in the city May 12 to protest the Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate. District Deputy Alfonso Fiorucci Jr. of Kentucky District #8 organized the councils in his district to attend the protest.

Father Jerry W. Glahn Council 11132 in Madisonville raised $15,000 to purchase an ultrasound machine for Door of Hope through the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative. The machine was dedicated April 29 with a blessing by Father John Thomas, pastor of Christ the King Church.

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Fourth Degree Knights from in and around Lafayette participated in a requiem Mass for the unclaimed deceased April 28 at St. John Cathedral. The remains of 118 unclaimed deceased people, including veterans and children, were buried in St. John's Cemetery. Knights provided an honor guard for the event's rosary, funeral Mass and gravesite services.

Slidell Council 2732 worked with the Home Depot Foundation to have a wheelchair ramp built at the home of a woman with disabilities.

Our Lady of Divine Providence Council 9347 in Metaire donated $200 to Crossroads Louisiana to purchase a new lawnmower. Crossroads serves approximately 75 people with intellectual disabilities, and the new mower will be used to maintain the organization's five group homes. The council also hosts a monthly blood drive that has netted 234 pints of blood over the past three years for the blood bank at Ochsner Hospital.

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Msgr. J. B. Gleissner Council 1834 in Bryan presented scholarships totaling $3,000 to three students at area high schools. The scholarships, established in 2011, recognize students with special needs who have overcome learning disabilities.

Our Lady of the Gulf Council 3253 in Port Lavaca sponsored a rosary for the unborn May 1 in front of its parish.

St. Basil Council 4204 in Sugar Land worked with students at St. Theresa School to host a pro-life change drive. Knights challenged students to save their spare change to help purchase a new ultrasound machine for a local pregnancy resource center through the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative. The students raised nearly $350.

Phil Kelley Council 6878 in Humble hosted a skeet and trap shooting event with assistance from the National Rifle Association to benefit Special Olympics. The event taught participants how to shoot before allowing them to compete in the contest. The NRA also donated $2,333 toward the event's fundraising, which totaled $5,000.

Msgr. Maurice C. Deason Council 8141 in Austin cooked beef and chicken fajitas for the Cinco de Mayo celebration for Texas for the Blind. Knights have cooked at this event for eight years.

The Good Shepherd Council 10186 in Stephenville donated the proceeds from its annual Lenten fish frys — funds totaling $3,500 — to seven charitable organizations.

St. John the Evangelist Council 13255 in Marble Falls prepared more than 960 roasted ears of corn for the hundreds of children who participated in Youth Day, an annual event that emphasizes the importance of youth in society through a day of games, food and shows.

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