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Dec 06, 2017
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Nov 29, 2017
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Nov 02, 2017
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Nov 02, 2017
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Nov 02, 2017
Update Hurricane Harvey Relief November 2, 2017

Brothers, The Knights continue to assist those suffering from the devastating 130 MPH winds and 50+ inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey.  Our efforts have shifted from feeding the survivors and volunteer responders to providing grants for Knights to repair their homes.  The Texas State Charity Board has awarded more than $670,000 in grants to Councils and Brother Knights.  The Texas State Charity Board recently received the last transfer of funds available from Supreme and is distributing all remaining donations directly for disaster relief.  

So we are requesting that ALL REIMBURSEMENT REQUESTS FOR FOOD AND SUPPLIES BY COUNCILS AND  INDIVIDUAL GRANT REQUESTS BY KNIGHTS BE SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 15 .  

All requests must be received by a local Emergency Response Coordinator or State Emergency Response Chairman, Harry Storey (E-Mail: hss@storeycorp.net ) by the deadline or it will not be considered. Here are some recent accomplishments of the Knights: Charitable Works: Approximately   57,700 meals have been served to those in shelters, neighbors, first and second responders, and others seeking assistance. Supreme and the Texas State Charity Board have provided councils with over $39,275 for purchasing food and cleaning supplies. Council 3217 continues to serve 1,225 meals a week to the local community and volunteer responders in Dickinson. Brother Knights from St. Ignatius Council 10861 and Christ the Good Shepherd Council 10872 and other volunteers worked together to make nearly 400 lunches for those in need as well as provide clean-up teams to assist the impacted neighborhoods in Spring. Knights from Council 6257 provided help cleaning and rebuilding homes for several area families. Assistance to Brother Knights in Need: Thanks to donations from councils and individuals across the nation, funds are being provided by Supreme and the Texas State Council Charity Board for Knights needing assistance. 332 Knights have received $100 gift cards supplied by Supreme. 480 grant requests have been submitted, and $631,500 has been given to Brother Knights. Many local Councils are continuing to help Knights needing assistance cleaning and repairing their homes. If you know of a Brother Knight, or widow of a Knight, who has suffered a loss from the hurricane, please have them contact me at 214-557-2923 or e-mail: hss@storeycorp.net for assistance.

 Remember, All GRANT REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 15TH. PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH THE KNIGHTS IN YOUR COUNCIL.

Vivat Jesus! Viva Cristo Rey!

Harry Harry S. Storey Texas State Emergency Response Chairman Cell: 214-557-2923    

E-Mail: hss@storeycorp.net Knights of Columbus 
 

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Nov 02, 2017
Mark
Oct 11, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Update as of October 11, 2917

Brothers,
Hurricane Harvey was the most destructive storm to ever hit the United States.  It crashed into the Texas coast on August 25th as a category 4 hurricane with winds in excess of 130 miles an hour.  Over the next 5 days, Harvey slowly moved up the Texas coast making landfall three times and dumping over 50” of rain in some areas.  More than 185,000 homes were damaged by the storm, but only 20% of those suffering flood damage had flood insurance.  The Texas Knights are continuing to assist those suffering from this devastation. 
Here are some recent accomplishments of the Knights:
Charitable Works:

Approximately 54,000 meals have been served to neighbors, first responders, those in shelters, and others seeking assistance.
Supreme and the Texas State Charity Board have provided councils with over $28,500 for purchasing food and cleaning supplies.
Brother Knights from LaPlace, Louisiana came to Port Arthur and served a delicious pasta dinner to 1065 people displaced by the hurricane.
Council 12327 in the Woodlands donated $1000 in gift cards to Lowes, Target, and Walmart to those needing assistance in the Beaumont Diocese.
Council 3217 continues to serve 1225 meals a week to the local community and first responders in Dickinson.
Council 3110 fed 200 people suffering from the hurricane in Bayside last Saturday.
Working with Catholic Charities, several councils in Houston continue to receive and distribute donations of cleaning supplies, water, and food to the communities where they are needed.

Assistance to Brother Knights in Need:
Thanks to donations from across the nation, funds are being provided by Supreme and the Texas State Council Charity Board for Knights needing assistance.

310 Knights have received $100 gift cards supplied by Supreme.
403 grant requests have been submitted, and $518,000 has been given to Brother Knights.
Local Councils are continuing to help Knights needing assistance repairing and cleaning out their homes.

If you know of a Brother Knight, or widow of a Knight, who has suffered a loss from the hurricane, please have them contact me at 214-557-2923 or e-mail: hss@storeycorp.com for assistance. 
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH THE KNIGHTS IN YOUR COUNCIL.
Vivat Jesus! Viva Cristo Rey!
Harry
Harry S. Storey
Texas State Emergency Response Chairman
Cell: 214-557-2923    E-Mail: hss@storeycorp.net

Mark
Oct 05, 2017
Mark
Oct 05, 2017
Hurricane Harvey October 4 Update!


Brothers,
The Texas Knights continue to assist those suffering from Hurricane Harvey.  Please share this update with the Knights in your Council.
Here are some recent accomplishments of the Knights:
Charitable Works:

Approximately 51,400 meals have been served to neighbors, first responders, those in shelters, and others seeking assistance.
Supreme and Texas State Charity Board have provided councils with over $23,600 for purchasing food and cleaning supplies.
Council 13927 in Austin is assisting St. Peter Church in Rockport by providing a large tent for the church to use for Masses, baptisms, and other events until the church is rebuilt.
Council 3217 continues to serve 1600 meals a week to the local community and first responders in Dickinson.
Council 10872 held a pancake breakfast fundraiser benefiting those suffering from Hurricane Harvey.
Working with Catholic Charities, several councils in Houston continue to receive and distribute donations of cleaning supplies, water, and food to the communities where they are needed.

Assistance to Brother Knights in Need:
Thanks to donations from across the nation, funds are being provided by Supreme and the Texas State Council Charity Board for Knights needing assistance.

292 Knights have received $100 Gift Cards supplied by Supreme.
351 grant requests have been submitted, and $472,000 has been given to Brother Knights.
Local Councils are continuing to help Knights needing assistance repairing and cleaning out their homes.

To handle the hundreds of grant requests from Brother Knights, our Worthy State Deputy Doug Oldmixon established expedited procedures where requests of $1500 or less are reviewed by 3 members of the State Charity Board and then forwarded to the State Deputy for approval.  Past State Deputies Javier Martinez, Leo Hanus, and Terry Simonton have spent many hours carefully evaluating the grant requests.  Because of their hard work and the efficient processing by Kari Jordan and Mike McLaughlin in the Texas State Council Office, Knights usually receive their funds within a week of turning in their grant requests.
Vivat Jesus! Viva Cristo Rey!
Harry S. Storey
Texas State Emergency Response Chairman
Cell: 214-557-2923    E-Mail: hss@storeycorp.net

Mark
Sep 29, 2017


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