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Knights of Columbus donate to worthy causes

Staff Reports

The 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus is a patriotic degree with special emphasis on supporting our men and women in the military. The local 4th Degree Assembly includes Carson Valley, Carson City, Smith Valley, and Dayton. The fourth degree knights selected the following non-profit organizations at their April 2011 assembly meeting.

Homes for Our Troops, a national nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted homes for seriously wounded servicemen and military veterans received $1,500. Last month this organization, in conjunction with the Builders Association of Northern Nevada, started building a new home for Sgt. Kenneth “Dylan” Gray, his wife Kelly, and their three children in Wellington. Dylan lost both legs in 2007 during his tour of duty in Iraq.

The Veterans Guest House in Reno received $500. The guest house is a “home away from home” for U.S. military service veterans receiving medical treatment and for families of veterans who are receiving care at facilities in the Reno and Sparks area. It is located within two miles of three of the four major medical facilities.

The Veterans Guest House is funded through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations. No government funds are received from federal entities or the states of Nevada and California.

Project Compassion, a Northern Nevada non-profit organization that assists seriously disabled veterans into home ownership, received $500. The homes are purchased by the organization and refurbished to meet the needs of the specific veterans.

The Douglas High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Douglas County Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program each received $500.