Knights of Columbus provide housing funds
Published 8:48 am Saturday, January 11, 2020
A state and local delegation from Knights of Columbus visited Buxton recently to provide housing repair funding for five families with school age children.
The Knights of Columbus contribution will help these families address unmet housing needs from Hurricane Dorian.
Knights of Columbus is a global Catholic fraternal service organization. As of 2019, nearly two million practicing Catholic males are members. Some 16,000 Knights of Columbus councils exist around the world.
The Knights work is founded on charity. The organization has always lent a hand in times of disaster. Journeying from Apex to present checks from the state organization were Chris Losack and Rick Lewis. Leo Holland from Southern Shores represented the local Knights district, which is based in Holy Redeemer Catholic Church by the Sea.
Funds came from members throughout the state and across the country, said Losak. The awards totaled $30,000.
In response to Hurricane Dorian, the Knights also sent trailers filled with food to the Outer Banks and provided gift cards.
Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men and Dare County Department of Social Services have helped with the project and facilitated the meeting.
The Knights provided funds to four families from Frisco, including Sarah Allender, who attended along with her children Myles and Ariel. Sheyenne Olah from Buxton represented her family.
In another recovery note, the United Methodist Committee on Relief will provide a caseworker and construction manager to work with the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men in attending to unmet needs on Hatteras Island.