City | 4:11 pm | November 16, 2013 | By Rachel Siegel

$250,000 donation from Knights of Columbus

In an effort to aid relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, the New Haven-based Knights of Columbus just announced a donation of $250,000, the New Haven Register reported.

The international organization has hundreds of thousands of members in the Philippines where it has had a presence since 1905.

“As we work to assist those who have suffered so much in the Philippines, they will also remain in our prayers,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in the organization’s press release.

Anderson added that the Knights of Columbus is determined to help those affected by Haiyan “rebuild their lives” given the organization’s long history in the Philippines.

Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 in New Haven. Last year, international donations topped $167.5 million and 70 million community service hours were completed according to PR Newswire.

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