.- The Knights of Columbus are making a $100,000 donation for humanitarian aid to those affected by the current conflict in Lebanon. The organization’s board of directors voted this weekend to forward the funds immediately to Caritas Lebanon, a member of the Catholic Church’s Caritas International Confederation.
“The conflict which began in Lebanon two weeks ago has taken a toll among Lebanese citizens from every walk of life,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. In addition, the Knights committed to pray for an end to the conflict and for reconciliation that will bring a just and lasting peace.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest lay Catholic organization, with more than 1.7 million members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Philippines and Poland. Last year, the Knights donated more than $139 million to charity.