Charity in Action – Christ House

On the second Tuesday, every other month, the Knights of Columbus #4522 are blessed and pleased to serve dinner to the needy and homeless at Christ House in Alexandria. On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 nine of our Knights (and several wives) worked in unison to serve a hot meal of meatballs and gravy, rice and vegetables—along with fruit cocktail and cookies for dessert to over 35 Alexandrians in need. This regularly scheduled service to others has been going on for over 14 years under the watchful eye and direction of SK Dick Owen, PGK, PFN, FDD.  During that time, SK Owen and his Knights have put in well over 2,000 hours of service cooking and serving at Christ House.

SK Dick Owen (center, wiping down the serving table) readies his Knights for the dinner service.
About Christ House—founded in 1973, Christ House provides food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless, and clothing to those in need. Christ House helps individuals recognize their abilities, develop self-sufficiency, and maintain their self-respect. It offers limited assistance to individuals needing help to pay their rent, utility bills and prescription bills among many other services.