Jun 13, 2012 / 11:55 am
The Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization broke records in 2011 with over $158 million in donations to charity and over 70 million volunteer hours worked, the organization's worldwide annual survey says.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson praised the achievement.
"At a time when many in our communities continue to experience economic hardship, the increasing charitable work of the Knights of Columbus is a testament to the power of love of neighbor and to the great things that can be done by those committed to the common good," he said June 11.
Anderson presented the results to the Knights of Columbus board of directors and state leaders in their June 6-10 meeting at the organization's international headquarters.