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Aid to the Middle East!

The archdiocese of Erbil, Iraq — home to one of the largest communities of displaced Christians in the Middle East — faces a shortfall of $600,000 a month in food aid. Without immediate support, the Christian population is facing a death sentence.

However, by donating a small gift each month, you can help save their lives.

How does this work?

Simply click here to select your donation amount and choose Make this a monthly donation. Without the hassle of filling out additional forms, the same amount will automatically be withdrawn from your account each month.

And, if you donate before July 1, your donation will be matched by the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. One hundred percent of all donations will be used to assist Christian refugees.

Click here and make a lasting difference today.

The Knights of Columbus will match donations received by July 1 up to $1 million, and 100 percent of the money raised will be used to assist with food programs for Christian refugees in Iraq. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Knights of Columbus Charities Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Knights of Columbus has donated more than $12 million for Christian refugee relief since 2014 in support of communities ignored by direct U.N. or U.S. government assistance.


On Sept. 29, 2003, I was struck by an I.E.D. in the face and chest while serving in Iraq. I was looking for something to heal my mind, body and soul from the damage that occurred. I had no idea there was a pilgrimage to Lourdes at that point or even what it was. I cannot thank the Knights of Columbus enough for the trip of a lifetime. The trip was life-changing for all of us combat-wounded veterans, some of us affected with deep scars from constant fighting. From what I saw and felt, the pilgrimage touched all of us in a way that changed us for the better. It was like our mother that we haven’t seen for a while was helping us learn how to live again — or, at least, to know we are human.” — Ernest L.

Brother Knight:

Countless military personnel carry deep scars as a result of their selfless dedication to protecting everone in our nation, including you and your family. Yet, most of us rarely think about the pain and suffering that our military members bring home.

It is now our turn to protect each of them, to free them from feeling alone and broken, both spiritually and physically.

Please join us in our efforts by supporting the annual Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage. For details, check out this video featuring of U.S. Army Special Forces First Sergeant Sompaul Vorapanich, a brother Knight and third-time pilgrimage attendee. You can also follow the hashtag #WarriorsToLourdes.

By donating $2,600, you can cover the travel expenses of one pilgrim. To donate, click here.