Knights of Columbus donate thousands to Union Gospel Mission

Updated: December 23, 2020 10:37 PM
Created: December 23, 2020 09:09 PM

In the season of giving, a Duluth service organization is giving to those in need.

The Duluth Knights of Columbus donated $7,000 dollars to the Union Gospel Mission Wednesday.

“Charity is our first virtue and this is just one of the programs that we do to help feed families in need,” Bob Speher, a member of the Knights of Columbus said.

Traditionally, the group volunteers at the mission, but because of the pandemic, they are not able to help in person. Despite this, they wanted to give back and were especially motivated to do so when they heard that donations were down.

“We do all kinds of charitable things. This is a unique part of town that has a need and we think that we contribute and we're uniquely positioned to do that,” Speher said.

There are ten Knights of Columbus Councils in Duluth's Catholic Parishes.

They've been working together to help other organizations during the pandemic like the Union Gospel Mission and Second Harvest Food bank.

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