Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today applauded the Bellmore Knights of Columbus – one of the largest Knights of Columbus in Nassau – for their dedicated fundraising efforts to help those in need, both here at home and in other states.
This time, the 60-year old Bellmore Council is raising money for victims of the deadly tornado that hit Oklahoma in May. That storm killed at least 50 residents there and left thousands homeless. Emergency relief workers, with barely a break between responding to Hurricane Sandy’s devastation here, and this massive storm clear across the country, headed to Oklahoma to help where they could.
Earlier in May, the KOC partnered with Nassau County to hold a Sandy Recovery Resource fair – bringing together critical resources to help with relief and rebuilding efforts for people in Nassau. The members also held a fundraiser and raised $3,000 for the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund. Money from the fund goes directly to Nassau residents still struggling to recover from superstorm Sandy.
On Sunday Aug 11, from 1pm-6pm, the 750-member Bellmore Council will hold a fundraiser to support families affected by the Oklahoma tornado. The event will be a “Country Theme Barbecue” and will take place at the Bellmore KOC hall, 2333 Bellmore Avenue.
The price of admission is $30 for adults and $10 for children, and that fee includes food, drinks, a pig roast, games, prizes, and more.
For more information, or to rsvp to the event, call the Council at 516-785 9407.
The mission of the Knights of Columbus is to provide monetary aid, and communal support to those in need. It is an international organization founded in the late 1800s as a means of creating a brotherhood that “strived on societal benefit.” They offer assistance to anyone in need, regardless of race, gender, orientation, religion or age. The Council covers Bellmore, Merrick and parts of Seaford and Wantagh.