The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 8442 recently donated nearly 200 brand new children’s coats and $500 to the St. Bernard Battered Women’s Shelter. From left, are Cesar Lopez, Knights of Columbus 8442 trustee; Brandon Hendricks, Knights of Columbus 8442 grand knight; Gail Gowland, St. Bernard Battered Women’s Shelter executive director; and Kevin Sensebe, Knights of Columbus 8442 chancellor.
Gowland said the coats will be distributed to children of anyone receiving services from the Battered Women’s Shelter, and the monetary donation will be used for outreach purposes for women who have been or are being helped by the center.
Anyone wishing to find out more information about the Knights of Columbus can visit the Supreme Council website at www.kofc.org. Information about Council 8442 can be found on their website, www.kc8442.org, or their Facebook page by searching Knights of Columbus Council 8442.
For information about the St. Bernard Battered Women’s Shelter, call Gowland at (504) 277-3177.