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Knights of Columbus of Huntley recognized

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  • Rhonda Anderson, left, executive director of Faith in Action of McHenry County, presents a certificate of appreciation to Dave Parmer and Don Walz, right, of St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council 11666 at the May meeting.

      Rhonda Anderson, left, executive director of Faith in Action of McHenry County, presents a certificate of appreciation to Dave Parmer and Don Walz, right, of St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council 11666 at the May meeting.
    Courtesy of Huntley Knights of Columbus

 

Submitted by Huntley Knights of Columbus

At the May meeting of the St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council 11666, Rhonda Anderson, executive director of Faith in Action of McHenry County, presented a certificate of appreciation to the council recognizing the volunteers supporting the mission of Faith in Action of McHenry County.

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The award was accepted by Past Grand Knight and Past District Deputy Dave Parmer, the chairman of this charitable activity on behalf of the council. Parmer has a team of five brother knights who volunteer their time supporting this charitable activity of the council.

The St. Mary of Huntley Knights of Columbus Council has been working with FIAMC for more than three years, coordinating the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet for the southern portion of McHenry County and all of Sun City in Huntley. FIAMC has additional DME loan closets in McHenry, Crystal Lake, and Marengo. The Knights of Columbus provide DME pickup and delivery service to senior adults in need of durable medical equipment approximately 20 times each month.

Any senior adult residing in McHenry County or Sun City, requiring such medical equipment as wheelchairs, walkers, toilet risers, shower chairs, etc., should contact FIAMC at (815) 455-3120 to borrow donated items from the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet (loans are for as long as needed and at absolutely no-cost to the borrower, donations gladly accepted). Contact FIAMC to make a tax-deductible donation of gently used and clean equipment. Wheelchairs are especially welcome.

FIAMC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing no-cost services to care for recipients, 60 years of age and older who are living in their own home, apartment, or with a family member in McHenry County. The organization which provides services such as friendly home visits and phone calls, shopping and errands, home maintenance and repairs, light yard work, light household chores, respite services and transportation, is committed to keeping McHenry County senior adults in their houses for as long as possible.

Anderson, as director of FIAMC, sees the Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet as another valuable service that FIAMC can provide to bring autonomy to the elderly in the McHenry County community. Faith in Action of McHenry County is located at 7105 Virginia Road, Suite 25, Crystal Lake, phone (815) 455-3120 or fiamchenrycounty.org.

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with nearly 1.7 million members in more than 13,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated 68 million volunteer hours and $145 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.

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