St. Augustin K of C Council #10558 sent a donation of $1,327.74 to Knights of Columbus Charities, for the Christian Relief Fund.
This contribution is in response to appeals by Pope Francis, Iowa's Catholic Bishops, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Michael J. O'Connor, Treasurer of K of C Charities for assistance to our beleaguered Christian Brothers and Sisters in the Middle East who are being persecuted for no other reason than for their Christian beliefs.
We are in extraordinary times and we are living in a fragile, dangerous and difficult world. It is great that our Council has risen to the occasion in this manner.
These funds are the net proceeds from the parish wide chili-cook-off led by Chancellor Rob denHartog last month, a fun-fund raiser designed solely to benefit the K of C Christian Refugee Relief Fund.
Responding and contributing in this manner to this cause is a perfect example in keeping with the first and foremost principal of the Knights of Columbus and that is CHARITY.
Should you individually or as a family also wish to contribute to the relief fund make your check payable and send to:
Refugee Relief Fund
Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.
One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510-3326