Feb 10, 2016 / 19:12 pm
A gift of 40 dollars in Lent could help persecuted Christians and other refugees in the Middle East, thanks to the latest appeal from the Knights of Columbus.
"During the Lenten season, we recall Christ's suffering and death," Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said Feb. 9. "In turn, remembering and assisting those who are today suffering and dying for their belief in Christ is an excellent way to do good where it is most needed and to enter more deeply into the spirit of this season."
Anderson noted the traditional Lenten habit of making sacrifices. He said the Knights of Columbus wanted to provide "an opportunity for their sacrifice to make a difference – not only in their own life, but in the lives of others."
The Catholic fraternal order is promoting its "40 Bucks for Lent" donation campaign using the hashtag #40BucksForLent to benefit its Christian Refugee Relief Fund.