State Deputy's Message
Our Brothers KeeperNovember 13, 2013 Dear Brother Knights of New York State:
As you are aware, the Philippines have been devastated by a typhoon. Reports indicate that the damage and death toll surpass those of Super Storm Sandy tenfold.
In our time of need, the Supreme council and state councils all over the Order came to our aid with donations of funds and truck loads of goods. While it is impractical to arrange truck loads of supplies, we can make contributions to our brothers in the devastated areas through the Supreme Council.
At times like these we must be certain that the funds are received by those in need. It is sad to say, that there are some who would take advantage of the misery of others. This is why I am urging you to make your donations to the New York State Knights Charities Inc. Disaster Relief Fund. I assure you that your contributions will be received by those for whom the funds are intended.
The New York State council will either contribute these funds to the Supreme council's Disaster Relief efforts for the Philippines or to the Catholic Relief Services. In this way, we are assured that our charity is well received.
As your State Deputy, I am requesting that councils and chapters that wish to make contributions to forward their checks to the New York State Knights Charities Inc. Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to the New York State Council, Knights of Columbus, 359 Route111, Building 1, Suite 2, Smithtown, New York 11787. Donations are tax deductible.
When New York was hit by Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy, the Order of the Knights of Columbus was there for us. As New Yorkers, I have no doubt that we will be there for our brothers in the Philippines!
State Deputy New York