Knights of Columbus raise $1.3 million for Harvey, Irma victims

(Crux) Scrambling to respond to the vast needs created by Hurricane Harvey in August and now by Hurricane Irma, the Knights of Columbus, the country’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, has raised more than $1.3 million to aid disaster victims in Texas and those in Florida and elsewhere who now stand in the path of Irma.

“We have seen incredible generosity from our members, and we invite others to join us in providing aid that is urgently needed,” said Knights’ CEO Carl Anderson, in a statement released on Sept. 8.

“The funds we raise will make a real difference in the lives of those already affected, and those who are bracing for the worst,” Anderson said.

Already the Knights have distributed more than $150,000 for food, water and other necessities for people affected by the historic flooding in and around Houston, Corpus Christi and an enormous swath of inland and Gulf Coast towns and cities in Texas caused by Harvey. [More]