Knight Hands

Helping those in need in our community.

T he mission of Knight Hands is to assist those in the Holy Spirit parish area live a more peaceful and stress free life by providing minor home repairs, household chores, and transportation services to those who qualify. Only Knights of Columbus of this council can refer a needy person to the director of Knight Hands. If you know someone who could use a helping hand with home repairs or household chores, get in touch with Allen Reitmeier – he’ll handle all the details. Thus far since the inception of Knight Hands in September of 2010, Knight Hands has completed 225 projects ranging from 280 man/hours to 2 man/hours.

All the jobs were important to the receiver and were most appreciated by all. The roster of Knight Hands is quite small and we are constantly looking for more Knights who are willing to give of their time and talents to help needy persons in our parish area. If you can and would like to become a Knight Hand just e-mail Allen.

The experience of helping others locally is powerful – just ask Bob Lamb, Ken Rarick, Ed O’ Brien, David Dybala, or Allen Reitmeier who are regular Knight Hands. Charity begins at home and what better way to demonstrate that than by helping those in need in our community.

Allen Reitmeier

Knight Hands Director

Allen started the Knight Hands service program to assist anyone in need in the Holy Spirit Parish area who is in need of minor repairs and small projects around the house. As of February 2015 Allen and his crew have completed one hundred projects since its start on May 25, 2010. Some of the jobs he and his crew have completed are: fixing roof tops, fence repair, painting walls and ceilings, bathrooms, installing lights, mowing lawns, installing and fixing doors and windows, trimming driveways, cabinetry in the Sacristy, built twelve cloth hangers, wheel chair ramp, has built two wonderful games for the Fall Festival and has even paid bills for some of the needy. Allen is also the Baseball Concessions Director, the biggest fund raising operation for our council. Allen somehow makes time to pick up meals on wheels from the Senior Center in Duncanville and delivers them to twenty two regulars, every Monday. He is a member of our Degree Team. Allen has been married to his lovely wife Linda for forty four years and has four grown children, Sarah, Paul, Leanne and Sherry who each have two children of their own.


 

The Latest Projects

 

Knight Hands Rock

Nel Mancenido wondered how Knight Hands could possibly remove all the rotted lumber from his gazebo deck and replace the rotted portions with new treated 2” X 6”’s in such a short period of time.  Here’s how we did it.  David Dybala had surveyed the damaged deck beforehand and determined the necessary materials to complete…

PIP Days and Knight Hands Replace Fence

Our Council’s commitment to helping our community was evident during the City of Duncanville’s PIP Days program on Saturday May 5th, 2018. The project assigned to our Knight Hands team consisted of replacing a dilapidated six feet high wooden fence for a neighbor in need. The fence which enclosed the backyard on two sides spanned…

Knight Hands Complete Another Project

On the morning of Saturday January 13th, 7 Knights of Columbus met at the home of Allen Reitmeier to tackle the next Knight Hands project.  We all drove from there to the home site.  The project involved removing a fallen tree branch from the roof on the home of George (Mark) Dugger located at 1318 Carroll…

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PIP Days Fence Project

Our council was again invited to participate in a PIP Days project spearheaded by the First United Methodist Church in Duncanville on September 29-30, 2017. The project we undertook was a complete backyard fence replacement at 1622 Shannon Drive at the home of Fernando Gomez and family. PIP Days which stands for Property Improvement Projects is a community…

Knight Hands and the City

On May 3rd of 2017, The Knights of Columbus, through the Knight Hands program, collaborated with the City of Duncanville and participated in P.I.P Days (Property Improvement Program).  Betty Dunn, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Duncanville first introduced  Knight Hands to  P.I.P and encouraged Knight Hands to repair a home designated…

Knight Hands Serves DFW Regnum Christi

In our most ambitious project to date, Knight Hands helped the Consecrated Women of DFW Regnum Christi with various home maintenance projects inside and outside of their residence near Dallas Love Field Airport. An elegant but aging large 1970’s-style mansion occupying a couple of acres of land is home to fourteen resident women who lead…