KofC HURRICANE STORIES
Knights to the Rescue
Local Knights are working to provide food, shelter and other immediate relief, as well as helping with clean up and recovery to Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims.
Since the onset of these hurricanes, local Knights have been at the forefront or bringing assistance to victims of the disaster, especially those displaced by destructive winds and flooding. Some of the extraordinary work councils there have been doing include:
Knights Raise Nearly $2 Million for Relief efforts
The Knights of Columbus has raised more than $1.9 million for victims of the recent hurricanes and natural disasters. The organization has taken a leadership role in assisting those affected by these storms, including the immediate distribution of more than $360,000 for food, water and other necessities.
A member of Council 10872 in Spring, Texas, found himself in the middle of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Roy Rivers Jr., a member of Council 10872 in Spring, Texas, found himself in the middle of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Throughout that time he regularly volunteered to help those in need. Below is a series of Tweets from him (including his abbreviations) during and immediately after the storm:
Bummed out. Today was our turn to cook breakfast at the homeless shelter in downtown Houston. 24 hours heavy rain, freeways are closed.
Day 4 of heavy rain. People are dying and desperate. Everyone is tired, stressed. Neighbors have lost everything homes cars pets, food. Since my house didn't flood and I got power back. I spent the day @ the local high school turned shelter helping others who lost everything. I spent most the day blowing up mattresses and when I gave the 4 girls a mattress to sleep on & got them off the floor they were very happy
Good Morning. Stopped raining but still flooded can't really go anywhere. Don't care I'm alive and dry. Thanks for all the kind words. Day 2 @ the shelter. Brought my daughter this time. Moving day for everyone.
Helping my bud Freddy get his home back together. His mother was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter on Monday. His family is very grateful
Good morning. Today we will be cooking red beans, rice for 100 to 300 volunteers helping with clean up @ St. Ingnatius church in Spring Tx.