Knights of Columbus #1406 dedicate $1,000 to Starlite

 Cranbrook, BC…   When charities support charities beautiful things can happen.   Currently the Knights of Columbus (BC) Charity Foundation is conducting is 54th Annual Knights of Columbus (BC) Charity Appeal 2015/2016 and the local Knights of Columbus #1406 are actively involved in the fundraising effort.   Each year the appeal features the opportunity to win a cash prize and three vehicle prizes.

Locally the Knights sell their raffle tickets at the Tamarack Shopping Center and feature a sample of the prize vehicles thank to the generosity of local automotive dealers Northstar Motors, Denham Ford and Cranbrook Dodge who supply a vehicle for display.

Monies raised from the raffle also allow the Knights to support local charities.  One of the charities benefitting from their efforts is the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and its Starlite Campaign.   The Knights of Columbus #1406 recently presented the foundation with a gift of $1,000 in support of EKFH raising funds for regional and community health programs.  These programs are dedicated to helping those with arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory needs, and more or may require help with chronic disease management, home nursing, in-home oxygen,  wound,  senior, pediatric  and self-care programs.

“We are really pleased to be able to help provide funding to support health care in our community,” explains John Hudak, Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus #1406.

Charity is the first principle of the Knights of Columbus.  Knights are men who volunteer their time to service their parishes and their communities.  And by working together with others, they were able to donate more than $1.4 billion and 664 million volunteer hours to worthy causes in the past decade.

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L-R:  EKFH director John Young and Donna Grainger, Executive Director receive a Starlite gift from Knights of Columbus members Ken Bettin & Grand Knight John Hudak