News, Topics, Peoples, Movies

News: Knights of Columbus Donates $250,000 to Assist in Philippine Relief

K of C Charities accepting donations to assist the relief efforts

K of C Charities accepting donations to assist the relief efforts

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan — one of the strongest typhoons in history — which devastated the Philippines, the Knights of Columbus is donating $250,000 to assist in relief efforts in that country.

The New Haven-based Knights of Columbus has strong ties to the Philippines, where it has had a presence since 1905 and today counts hundreds of thousands of members.

"As we work to assist those who have suffered so much in the Philippines, they will also remain in our prayers," said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. "The Knights of Columbus has a long tradition of charitable service in the Philippines, and our efforts there on behalf of those affected will continue in that spirit. Locally and internationally, we are committed to helping the people of the Philippines rebuild their lives."

Those seeking to assist with the relief efforts can donate to the Knights of Columbus Charities Philippine Disaster Relief Fund at

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and 100 percent of all donations collected by Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., will be used for disaster relief in the Philippines.

Founded in 1882 in New Haven, Conn., the Knights of Columbus is one of the most active charitable organizations in both the United States and the Philippines. Last year, Knights worldwide donated more than $167.5 million and 70 million hours to charitable causes — including donating substantial amounts of money and time to disaster relief following Hurricane Sandy; the explosion in West, Texas; and the Oklahoma tornadoes.

SOURCE Knights of Columbus (Date:11/16/2013 03:34) Related News about "Knights of Columbus Donates $250,000 to Assist in Philippine Relief" news from other sites: (news similarity rate is shown on left.)

New fossil pushes back Homo genus 400,000 years. Brooks HaysADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 4 (UPI) -- After studying a new fossil, researchers think the genus Homo, the lineage that spawned modern man, may be 400,000 years older than previously though.. >>
Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish. ROME — In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wedne.. >>
Competitive comic Victoria Wood named Star Baker on The Great Comic Relief Bake Off. SHE was up against some serious baking talent but comedienne Victoria Wood walked away with tonight's Star Baker title... >>
10 North African Migrants Dead, Almost 1,000 Saved off Italy's Coast. At least 10 North African migrants died on Wednesday in the frigid Mediterranean, the Italian coast guard said, but 121 could be rescued after their rubber boat overturned in the Strait of Sicily. The.. >>
IBM buys 'deep learning' upstart Alchemy API, hires 40,000 devs. Soz ex-staffers, we want people who can smarten up Watson-as-a-cloud Big Blue has taken a break from its busy axe wielding cost-cutting schedule to buy startup AlchemyAPI and hire 40,000 new develope.. >>
Share Knights of Columbus Donates $250,000 to Assist in Philippine Relief news:
If you want to share another news, click to visit top news page.
Charities: A charitable organization is a type of non-profit organization . It differs from other types of NPOs in that it centers on non-profit and philanthropic goals as well as social well-being .