Disaster Relief

Iowa KofC Disaster Relief Fund

Mission

To make a difference by assisting those less fortunate

Vision

To offer a bit of assistance to as many persons as possible who have suffered household loss as a result of disasters, giving preference to Brother Knights first, fellow Catholics second, and assisting others third.

Assistance is not intended to offer complete relief, replace insurance, or take care of health needs, but to offer ready cash to assist in everyday living needs as lives are put back together.

A disaster is identified as, “a damaging or destructive event: an event that causes serious loss, destruction, hardship, unhappiness, or death”. A natural disaster is identified as, “a disaster caused by natural forces: an event caused by natural forces rather than by human action that causes serious loss, destruction, hardship, unhappiness, or death”. For the purpose of this protocol we will be dealing with disasters and natural disasters as defined above and will refer to them as disaster(s). 

Disaster Relief Information and Form

 

Send Donations to:

Iowa KofC Disaster Relief Fund

c/o Francis Schlueter

452 NW 70th Place

Ankeny, IA 50023-9536

 

Disbursements

Disasters where the Fund has been used in:

  • Parkersburg area tornado
  • Floods damages in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Cherokee, Hopkinton and Colfax.

Relief in Action

So far this year we have given out a total of $2,400 to six people, three @ $500 and three @ $300 to help in disasters which occurred in the Akron, Hawarden, Rock Rapids and Cedar Rapids areas.  There were five individuals who were not able to stay in their homes as a result of the storm damages in Iowa. The Iowa State Council also donated $500 that was contributed to the Nebraska State Council for relief as a result of the June 16th tornado.   If you know of anyone who is in need of emergency funds as a result of a disaster, please refer to the Disaster Relief Information and Form section for details.

Thank you to councils, Council Bluffs 11296, Waukon 1570, Gilbert 15060, Avoca/Walnut 12133 and John & Sharon Beckman for contributions to the Disaster Fund during the 2014 calendar year.  We thank the councils, assemblies and individuals who have contributed over the years to this worthy cause.  The mission of the Disaster Fund program is “To make a difference by assisting those less fortunate”.  We encourage others to contribute to this program. 

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