Knights of Columbus council 9296 donate much needed medical supplies
Some of Toronto's west-end facilities are receiving much needed COVID-19 medical
supplies from the Catholic organization, the Knights of Columbus.
Volunteers, from the Knights at St. Casimir's Parish on Roncesvalles Avenue,
distributed 7,000 pairs of latex gloves and 10,000 procedural masks to the West Park
Another 6,000 gloves and 10,000 procedural masks were delivered to the John Paul II Care
Centre of Copernicus Lodge.
Once the Knights, a fund-raising fraternity within the Catholic Church, discovered
the need, they sprang into action.
The Knights of Columbus council #9296 had previously accepted donations from
local businesses and had earmarked these masks and gloves for other countries in
need – before the pandemic.
Andrew Kwiatkowski and Lou Scaglione, with help from volunteers at Copernicus
Lodge and WestPark dropped the supplies off yesterday.
Kwiatkowski, one of the knights, added, “the novel virus COVID-19 has affected us
all. We would like to recognize the tremendous work of all the local healthcare
workers who are on the front lines, keeping us safe and healthy.”