We have been looking after hospitalized amputees for a number of years now. The brainchild of then District Master Sir Knight Robert Singer, Knights of the Fourth Degree spend their Veterans Day weekend speaking out for our amputees at both the Camp Lejuene and Ft Bragg Hospitals.
Military men and women are always in the hospital over a holiday period. They are not yet released, so travel pay home is not an option. Our amputees need to be home with those who love them and we have created a special project for this purpose.
We passed the basket after each mass during 3-4 November. Total raised at St. Thomas More Catholic Church? $3,200! This is awesome in that we are in a very tight economy and personal budgets have taken some heavy hits in our town. We thank the members of our church for their generosity.
Sir Knights from North and South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico join our province assemblies to raise money to send amputees home. We work with the Military Order of the Purple Heart. They provide matching funds and they are a 501(c)(3) charity for tax purposes.
This is just one of the many projects Catholic men undertake to help others outside of our church, especially veterans. Want to add a donation to the this year’s project? Contact us