Knights of Columbus Donate $10,000 to Catholic Charities for Disaster Relief

Knights of Columbus present a check to Catholic Charities for disaster relief.

The Knights of Columbus Council 4550 donated $10,000 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for disaster relief services. From left: Jeff Brown, David DeMartini, David Boulanger, Edith Horrell, Tom Horrell, Catholic Charities President/CEO Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW, Catholic Charities Board Member Ellen Ginty.

The Knights of Columbus Council 4550 presented a $10,000 check on Oct. 19 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the region’s leader in long term disaster recovery services, to continue serving individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The funds will help connect people seeking assistance to needed resources and referrals, and help Catholic Charities provide long-term case management services.

“The Knights of Columbus are men of faith called to service, and since the storm hit they jumped into action to help our community,” said Cynthia N. Colbert, MSW Catholic Charities president and CEO. “Many of their own members were impacted by the floods, and they still opened their hearts to serve others. We are humbled and grateful for this generous gift.”

Several Knights were in attendance at Catholic Charities’ main office to present the check, including Jeff Brown, David DeMartini, David Boulanger, and officer and chair­man Tom Horrell and his wife, Edith.

“We know that Catholic Charities will be around long after FEMA and the Red Cross have left Houston,” Horrell said. “As Knights we fully support your mission of helping others less fortunate and hope this donation can help some of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flood.”

Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery services helps individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters like hurricanes, floods and other catastrophes. The organization provides response coordination and short-term and long-term recovery services so they can get back on their feet as quickly as possible.

To continue to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, visit