Sneads Ferry North Carolina: Knights Of Columbus Set New Records For Charitable Giving And Volunteer Service

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Knights Of Columbus Set New Records For Charitable Giving And Volunteer Service

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SET NEW RECORDS FOR CHARITABLE
GIVING AND VOLUNTEER SERVICE

The Knights of Columbus announced today that it has set new records for charitable giving, and volunteer service hours in 2007. The results of the Order’s Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending December 31, 2007 show that total contributions to charity at all levels reached $144,816,004.00 million – exceeding the previous year’s total by more than $1 million. The survey also shows that reported number of volunteer hours by Knights for charitable causes grew to 68,695,768 million hours, up more than 440,000 hours from 2006. There were 393,030 Knights of Columbus blood donors during the year, and Knights made more than 5.5 million visits to the sick and bereaved.

Cumulative figures show that during the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated $1.28 billion to charity, and provided in excess of 612 million hours of volunteer service in support of charitable causes.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest lay Catholic organization, with 1.75 million members in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Central America and Poland.

St Jude the Apostle Council 12281 of the Knights of Columbus of Hampstead, NC

received the above news on Friday, June 7th from the Knights of Columbus office of New Haven, Connecticut.

The Knights of Columbus of St Jude the Apostle, Council 12281 recently distributed Operation Lamb Funds of over $14,000.00 to 10 local schools, a nursing home and the Pender County Special Olympics and nine State Agencies to help the intellectually disabled children with donations collected in 2007 at three Food Lions and Harris Teeter. The Knights are collecting for Operation Lamb, 2008 at Food Lion on July 4, 5 and 6th. Operation Lamb program in North Carolina was named after the biblical quotation “whatsoever you do to the Least Among My Brethren, that you do also to me.” (Matthew 25:40) The special children and the Knights thank the public for there past generous donations.

Submitted by Sal Ferrotti

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