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


A Special “Thank You”

We received this special “thank you” letter from Jack and Teddie Anderson this past week recognizing the work we have done for them the past few years; and the words are so touching that they should be shared by all Knights.  Here is the letter: Dearest Brother Knights      This is a letter that…

Knight Hands Update

Since the last Newsletter of June 2013, Knight Hands completed 9 additional projects bringing the total number of projects since Knight Hands inception to 73.  We installed curtains rods and hung drapery.  We installed safety rails.  We replaced the siding on the chimney walls on a Duncanville resident.  We built a spinning wheel for the…

Knight Hands Update

During the fraternal just completed on June 30, 2013, Knight Hands completed 29 projects in the community helping take away a little of the stress from those being served.  All of the projects had a sponsoring Knights and while none of the projects were “major” or expensive, all those who were served expressed their appreciation…

Helping Hand in the Community

In the past 30 days, Knight Hands have completed 6 projects in our parish community.  While none of these projects were “earthshaking”;  they were important to the people who received a helping hand.  Allen Reitmeier, as Director of Knight Hands, was involved in all six projects and was assisted by Jessie Ann Nobles in picking-up…

Knight Hands on the Job

                David Dyabla joined Hector Lopez and Allen Reitmeier in completing the latest Knight Hand project at the home of David and Barbara Koegl this past Saturday morning October 27th, 2012. While the project only took 4 total man/hours, it was another hassle removed from the lives of…

Rectory Fence Expanded

On the morning of March 2, 2012, David Dybala, Ken Rarick, Jorge Barragan, Mike Rumsay, Marce Tebbe, Hector Lopez, Al Alonzo, Bob Lamb and Allen Reitmeier met at the back yard of the parish house and begin the job of moving the backyard fence about 16′ to make the back yard big enough to house…