Community Programs

Terry Herrman, State Community Program Director

WELCOME to our Community Programs Page

Charity is the first principle of our Order.  The word Catholic comes from the Greek "katholou" which means "on the whole", "in general."  Being Catholics who embrace the principle of Charity means that we give it to "the whole" or to the "community in general."

There are tons of activities that we do to help our neighbors and our community in general.  In the Fall, for example, we can visit some of our elderly neighbors or parish members and rake the leaves in their yards, clean up around the outside of the homes as well. We can make certain that the gutters on the homes are cleaned out of the debris from the past summer and early fall. These folks don’t need ice jams on the roofs come the winter season since they can cause a major roof problem.

Feature Community Programs for the 2015-2016 fraternal year are Habitat for Humanity, and Global Wheelchair Mission, These are all very simple activities most Councils already do.  Each of these featured programs allow you to receive the 4 credits for their category when filling out the Columbian Award form (SP-7).  The requirements are:

  • American Wheelchair Mission.- A council that purchases a case of 100 wheelchairs (one wheelchair is $150) will get credit for all four Community Activities for the Columbian Award application.
  • Habitat for Humanity.- A council that contributes with a minimum of 200 man-hours and $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity projects will get credit for all four Community Activities for the Columbian Award application.

God Bless of all of you in your projects concerning our Communities.  Send us pictures and stories for your projects.  We would like to feature them in our different publications and on this YOUR Iowa KofC web page.

Remember to have a Form 100 with you at all times on every fundraiser or volunteer activity.  Knights in Action are the best way to promote the good works of our Order.  When somebody sees you working hard (especially wearing a KC hat or T-shirt) with a smile in your face, they will want to join you.  Invite them to join the world's largest fraternal order of Catholic men.  If they are not Catholic, invite them to your local RCIA program (more Catholics are OK too!)

Vivat Jesus!

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