Fwd: Knights Assistance for one of our own
Worthy Fellow Brother Knights,
Below is an email I received from our Fellow Brother Knight Terry Maher that coordinates the Parrish’s St. Joseph Ministry. We are in need to help a Fellow Brother Knight And mother in their time of need. Terry’s email is self explanatory, the need for a computer and printer. Please contact Terry directly for any further information. Any type of help would be graciously excepted.
Thank you and May God Bless everyone!
SK Joe Palko, GK, PFN
Knights of Columbus, Council 11234
St. Catherine of Siena, Wake Forest, NC
“Do Small Things with Great Love“
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Terry Maher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: September 14, 2020 at 9:21:32 AM EDT
> To: Joe Palko <email@example.com>
> Subject: Knights Assistance for one of our own
> I coordinate the St Joseph Ministry with several other Parishioners and there is an urgent need for a ‘lightly used’ PC or Apple Computer and Printer.
> As part of the Ministry assistance, we start with an initial ‘meet and greet’ and glean as much info on the current needs and challenges facing the individual so we can provide needed assistance to secure meaningful employment and help on other pressing issues. During our conversation this past Friday, I learned that the individual seeking assistance is the Mother of Christopher Dimino, a Brother of our Council! Jeanene allowed me to share this information and Christopher, as some may know, is a special needs Adult that is and always will be under care of his Mom.
> Her situation is quite dire and we are working with her as she engages immediate assistance from the Parish Office as rental, car payments, etc. are month to month.
> Her ability to secure employment (Customer Service type skills), she was recently laid off after a lengthy unpaid furlough, is severely limited as she only has a Smartphone to assist her. She does have the internet at her Apartment so the immediate need is for a computer (she is familiar with both PC and Apple) and Printer.
> Could you please inform our Brothers to see if there is anyone who might have an unused computer that could help her?
> Many of you may know Christopher and Jeanene so I am not telling you anything you do not know… she is a faith filled and strong individual that has dealt with many of life’s challenges that would ‘buckle’ most people. She is very firm that she does not want to be given ‘fish’ she wants to be able ‘to fish’ and firmly beleives God will provide!
> Please get back to me directly and my only fear is that I may become a used computer store once this email gets out!
> Peace and Blessings to all,
> Terry Maher