International Disaster Relief
HURRICANE AND EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS NEED YOUR HELP
In the wakes of hurricanes Harvey and Irma thousands of people are beginning the long process of putting their lives back together. They need your help in this recovery effort.
Please DONATE TODAY to help those suffering immense devastation. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to relief efforts. This includes providing immediate needs of food, clean water, shelter and other necessities.
For Donations by Check
Make Checks Payable To: "Knights of Columbus Charities"
Kindly specify "United Disaster Relief" on the memo line of your check.
For Donations by Check in USD:
Knights of Columbus Charities
One Columbus Plaza
PO Box 1966
New Haven, CT 06509-1966
For Donations by Check in CAD:
Knights of Columbus Canada Charities
Gift Processing Center
PO Box 7252 Station A
Toronto, ON M5W 1X9
For questions regarding a donation, please contact us at 800-694-5713 M-F between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Knights of Columbus Disaster Relief Fund is used to support the work of the local councils through their disaster response efforts, in coordination with emergency agencies and first responders. One hundred percent of the funds raised go directly to relief efforts.
A History of Being There in Times of Disaster
The Knights of Columbus has a long history of lending a helping hand in times of distress.
The Order was one of the first organizations to provide financial support to families of fallen first responders following the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
The Knights of Columbus also led a multimillion-dollar recovery effort in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Knights were on the ground with supplies in a matter of hours after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Eastern seaboard.
When Typhoon Haiyan struck central Philippines in late 2013, the Supreme Council approved $860,000 for humanitarian relief.
After the historic forest fire in Fort Murray, Alberta, Canada, the Knights of Columbus helped raise $76,000 to benefit families affected by the devastation.
In August of 2016, more than 30 inches of rain fell in southern Louisiana in only a few days. In response, the Supreme Council spearheaded a national fundraising campaign to assist the flood victims and the Louisiana State Council and local councils helped provide immediate aid to the disaster victims.
Soon after these floods, Knights came to the aid of victims of Hurricane Matthew. Knights of Columbus Charities raised more than $100,000 dollars for emergency relief.
“When Father McGivney founded this organization in 1882, he did so with the intention of helping those most in need,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “Today we are happy to continue this legacy in numerous ways through our works of charity. But we honor this vision in a special way with our ministry to those affected by disaster. When our neighbors are left with nothing, Knights are among the first to rush in and help them get back on their feet.”