Every community has its unique needs. For the Knights of Columbus, whose first principle is charity, finding ways to help those in need in their communities is a mission its members embrace. Through their good works, whether it be bringing food to the hungry, warm coats to the cold, wheelchairs to those who can’t walk, or any of the many other programs conducted to help those in need, the Knights of Columbus practices a charity that evangelizes.
These are just some of the ways our council ministers to the local community.
- Good Shepherd House
- Special Olympics
- Polar Plunge
- Columbus Day Dinner
- 21 Day Flag Salute
- Health – Blood Pressure
- LAMB Foundation
The last, LAMB Foundation, is a major initiative of the Knights of Columbus in North Carolina. Our council maintains a leadership position in this worthy organization.
Our local assembly of the Fourth Degree is holding a special raffle for the support of local veterans programs in the Cape Fear area. Patriotism is the mark of the Fourth Degree. This fundraiser will help us do more for the veteran community at organizations like Step-Up-for-Soldiers, the Ashley House, Save-A-Vet Now, Honor Flight and others.
The raffle has three prizes:
- First Prize: $500 Lowe’s Foods gift card
- Second Prize: $250 Lowe’s Foods gift card
- Third Prize: $125 Lowe’s Foods gift card
We are selling raffle tickets in blocks of 3 for $10. Buy one block or multiple blocks. The more you buy, the better your chance of winning. You can purchase blocks of tickets online by using the below link. The last day to purchase tickets is Sunday, November 19.
4th Degree Pop-Up Raffle
Ticket sales will close on Sunday, November 19, so you have a limited window to get in on this great opportunity to support the Fourth Degree and our veterans.
Wreaths Across America
The Fourth Degree Msgr. Christopler Dennen Assembly 2017 is a sponsor of Wreaths Across America, an organization that each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad including Wilmington's National Cemetery.
The goal for Wilmington's National Cemetery is to place a wreath on each of the more than 5,200 graves. Wreaths cost $17 each and are delivered directly to the cemetery in time for Wreaths Across America Day which falls on December 16 this year. On that day volunteers from many organizations participate in placing the wreaths on the graves. In past years our sisters, the Columbiettes, and other local Knights councils lent hands.
Wreaths can be purchased by printing out this form and mailing the payment. Also, wreaths can be purchased on line here. In either case, you can designate the wreaths purchased "In Memory Of" a deceased veteran, or "In Honor Of" a living veteran.