Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk continued their strong relationship with Malta House of Norwalk on October 8, 2016, when some Brother Knights did some more painting at the facility. Plans are in the works to continue with some additional painting and work at Malta House this coming January.
“Working with Malta House is a strong Catholic bond that continues to strengthen every day. Residents there are working to get their lives back on track, and when they see their temporary home continue to be refreshed, they are refreshed,”said Grand Knight Scott Criscuolo.
“It is always rewarding to help out Malta House when we can,” said Past Grand Knight and project chairman George Ribellino. “The work they do on a limited budget is second to none, and it is an honor to help out in a small way,” said Ribellino.
In the past, the council has donated funds for new mattresses, remodeled the nursery, laid tile, and painted bedrooms, the common room and the kitchen.
The vision for Malta House a 501 C3 Non-profit began in 1995, when Michael O’Rourke learned there was no room for many homeless pregnant women and their newborns. The young families often found themselves on the street or living in sub-standard conditions. Malta House was conceived not only to offer food and shelter, but also to give hope for the future. They provide a nurturing home environment, support service. See Maltahouse.org for more information.