Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless receives funds
MONTICELLO, NY — The Knights of Columbus Council #14560 donated $1,500 to the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless (SCFH). The money will go toward repairing the federation’s parking lot. In a statement, the Knights of Columbus urged others to donate what they can to help revitalize the SCFH’s building and property, which has fallen into a state of disrepair.
The SCFH is a not-for-profit organization established in 1987 to provide assistance to individuals and families in need. It provides food and advocacy to those in crisis situations and is committed to developing individualized and community-wide plans for disadvantaged people to break the cycles of poverty that cause homelessness and hunger.
“Our Council’s mission, first and foremost, is to perform works of charity. We accomplish this through our members, who donate their time and efforts in support of our community, and help raise funds [so] that we may give financial aid to those in need,” said Joe Marshall, a Knights of Columbus member. “What better way to utilize the funds entrusted to us by our donors, than to give to an organization that endeavors to feed the hungry and help those in need of shelter in our area.
“[The] staff and volunteer workers are comprised solely of compassionate people seeking to help the less fortunate. To see that they have to endure a daily hardship of arriving to work by way of a ‘less than adequate’ and ‘potentially hazardous’ driveway and parking area, that is slightly more than a dirt road, riddled with potholes that fill with water and ice… just isn’t right.”
The SCFH also received a $1,000 grant from Stewart’s Holiday Match Program. Since 1986, Stewart’s Shops has been collecting and matching donations in their shops from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
For more information on the SCFH, or to make a donation, visit www.scfederation.org or call Kathy at 845/794-2604.