On July 29th the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus Council #6203 shined brightly again and helped one of their own residents in their time of need.
South Plainfield High School Student Patricia Lacasale who injured her foot a while ago, has not been able to walk and has been wheel chair bound for quite some time parents Joe and Danielle asked the Knights if they could help build a handicapped ramp for their daughter.
So Past Grand Knight and Master Ramp Builder Bill Butrico sprang into action
With the need to install the ramp quickly with school starting up again in September. The Knights Volunteers pictured left to right (Grand Knight Joe McGeehan, Brendan Berry, Bill Butrico, Patrick Berry, Nolan Berry, Charlie Butrico and Tom Pollock built and installed the ramp in just 1 day.
All of the costs to build the ramp were donated by the Knights which came from their Special Charity Fund. This fund which has been funded by their NY Giants Season tickets raffle that were donated to the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus the past 5 years by recently passed away Knights Member Ed Kubala. While Ed was living he did not want any fellow Knights members or residents to know of his most generous donation.
If any residents would like to donate to this ramp fund, you can mail your donations to the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus at 334 Hamilton Blvd, South Plainfield NJ 07080 and make checks payable to the South Plainfield Knights of Columbus.
Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society at a time in the United States when Catholic immigrants were being forced to renounce their Faith in order to earn a livelihood for their families. Our mission as Knights of Columbus, is to keep Father McGivney's dream alive, to actively seek out Catholic men and invite them to be a part of our community of Christian family life through participation in our social and fraternal programs of service to our Church, community, and youth.
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