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Deacon Raphael "Ray" Longpre Council 10441 in Tucson hosted a blood drive on Veterans Day, the council's 100th drive at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Over the years, the council has collected 5,659 units of blood. Celebratory cake was available to all donors.

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Billings Council 1259 and St. Pius X Council 9976 teamed up to sell Christmas trees in the weeks leading up to the holiday. In doing so, the Knights raised more than $10,000 for their charitable funds. Council 1259 also hosted its annual children's Christmas party. About 45 parish children enjoyed an afternoon of food and entertainment. Each child also had the opportunity to decorate a personalized Christmas ornament.

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Msgr. Patrick J. Connors Council 4997 in Reno launched an initiative called "Operation Sleeping Bag" to provide sleeping bags and blankets to homeless and needy members of the community. Knights set up six collection points to solicit donations, netting 165 sleeping bags and 150 blankets. The items were distributed at a Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and needy in which each attendee could take one item after eating a warm turkey supper.

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