Knights of Columbus Council 14360 of St.Matthew Church in Norwalk recently presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to Attorney Kevin Creed, representative of the Fisher House of CT. Fisher House is a wonderful organization that provides housing for veterans and their families while the veteran is going through treatments at a VA hospital. There is little or no cost to the veterans using the Fisher houses and a new facility is being planned for the VA hospital in West Haven; this check will be used toward the completion of the project.
The funds for this donation came from a partnership between the St. Matthew Knights and the Kiwanis club of Wilton, CT via the annual Kiwanis citrus sale, a fundraiser that has been held for the past 23 years. This is the first time the St. Matthew Knights have formed this partnership and they are looking to make it an annual event for their charitable funds.
“When Brother Bud Taylor (who is also a member of the Kiwanis Club in Wilton) brought this idea to me and the council, we all said, “When do we start?” and unanimously chose Fisher House CT to be the recipient of the funds we would raise. I want to thank Brother Bud for doing an awesome job coordinating this great fundraiser”, said K of C Council 14360 Grand Knight George Ribellino, Jr. On top of the $6200 raised at their annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner earlier in the month, K of C Council #14360 has raised over $12,000 this fraternal year to help charities such as Fisher House, Homes for the Brave, Malta House and Notre Dame Convalescent Home.
The goals of the Knights of Columbus Council at Saint Matthew Church in Norwalk is to perform acts of charity, providing those in need with a range of support from financial to tactical help in dealing with a wide variety of challenges. Council members work together to foster the founding principles of our order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism. Our goal as a council is to continue to identify specific needs in our community and muster support and help to alleviate these challenges and hardships to the best of our abilities and resources.
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