Houston, Texas, Sep 5, 2017 / 12:46 pm
Local Knights of Columbus councils have taken action after the passage of Hurricane Harvey, rescuing survivors by boat and providing shelter, food and water to others.
Their efforts on the ground are being supported by more than half a million dollars raised so far through the organization's long-standing disaster relief fund.
"Since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast of Texas on August 25, local Knights have been at the forefront or bringing assistance to victims of the disaster, especially those displaced by destructive winds and flooding," the Knights of Columbus said on their website.
In Dickinson, Texas, members of the Father Roach Council 3217 used boats to help evacuate people stranded in their homes. They helped evacuate a priest from the Shrine of the True Cross.