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

 

5th Year Anniversary

As we approach the 5th year anniversary of the beginning of Knight Hands, I would like to summarize what has transpired these past five years.  First of all, I would like to thank those who participated in the various projects over the years.  Since our first project, which we completed for James and Judy Smith…

Knight Hands Continue to Serve the Community

  Since we last reported, Knight Hands has been busy providing various services in the community, like:     Fifteen different Knights worked on these projects. As you can see, some of the projects were time consuming; while others were completed quickly.  All of the projects were important to those for whom we did the…

Knight Hands Update

  Knight Hands have been on the job these past three months completing projects #92 through #99.  Included in these projects was a tree trimming job for Yolanda Sanchez which involved cutting down three trees and trimming two others.  Seven Knights – Abel Lugo, Rod Kinard, Jorge Ruiz, Jim Stavinoha, Ray Rivera, John Espree and…

Knight Hands – many Knight Hands

n the morning of August 2nd (a cool morning for Texas in August), seven Knights set out to help a neighbor in need.  Knight Hands had accepted an application for assistance from Yolanda Sanchez to cut and trim her trees at her residence in Duncanville.  Abel Lugo, Rod Kinard, Jorge Ruiz, Jim Stavinoha, Ray Rivera,…

Knight Hand Projects #84-91

ince the publication of the March 2014 Newsletter, Knight Hands completed 8 additional projects bringing the total number completed since inception to 91.  On March 25, Ray Rivera and Allen Reitmeier repaired the screen door of Patricia Carroll (a Meals on Wheels client).  Ray Rivera and Allen Reitmeier spent 6 man/hours on March 25th installing…

Moving with Knight Hands

Knights often demonstrate their willingness to help those in need; and this past Wednesday May 28th was a prime example as 12 dedicated Knights worked 52 man/hours to move the household goods of two needy ladies in Duncanville.  Myrna Lazarus and Kate Russell are moving to Washington and had neither the muscle nor the time…