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Knights Respond to Devastating Tornadoes


Knights are helping their neighbors and communities clean up following outbreaks of deadly tornadoes in late February and early March. across the Midwest and southern parts of the United States, the tornadoes left dozens of people dead and caused millions of dollars in property damage. The wave of storms affected more than 10 states, destroying farm equipment, homes, businesses and, in some cases, entire towns.

Within days, Knights had mobilized to help their stricken communities. In southern Indiana, for instance, District Deputy William J.McDonald coordinated reliefefforts in thetowns surrounding Henryville, located about 95 miles south of Indianapolis. Knights there began collecting cleaning supplies, power tools, baby items, toiletries and clothing, as well as funds for the state council’s charity fund. “Response has been great; donations are rolling in daily,” said McDonald in an email that was forwarded to the Supreme Council.

In 2011, the Supreme Council provided more than $175,000 to supplement U.S. disaster relief projects. To contribute to local relief efforts this year, visit kofc.org/disaster to donate online or send checks to:

Knights of Columbus Charities

    1 Columbus Plaza
    P.O. Box 1966

New Haven, CT 06509-1966

Please write “U.S. Disaster Relief” in the memo line of your check.