Hurricane Harvey October 4 Update!

Posted Oct 05, 2017
by Mark

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:

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