In the aftermath of the tornado that devastated the community of Moore, Okla., donations for the disaster victims are being collected through Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the damage caused by the tornadoes in Oklahoma,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “We will work with our state and local councils to help the people of Oklahoma recover from this disaster, and we ask all members of the Knights of Columbus to keep those affected in their prayers.”
Led by the state council officers, local Knights have stepped forward to help with the disaster relief efforts. Partnering with Catholic Charities Oklahoma City, Knights are operating at All Saints Catholic School. In addition, Knights of Columbus Council 1018 in Shawnee hosted a community breakfast with their parish community for affected families in Shawnee. Oklahoma Knights are also working out of St. Andrew Church in Moore where they are processing community assistance requests and registering Knight volunteers for the tornado relief effort. On the Friday immediately after the disaster, members of Council 9901 took to the streets of Moore to visit parish families at their homes and assess their needs and share their findings with the parish administration. The Knights also worked with the parish staff to continue to check in with families following weekend Masses to report any needs the residents currently have that are not yet being met.
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