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 myself – participated in this project and made quick work out of a large task. (see full story on 8157’s website). Knights Hands moved furniture from two Gabriel Angels to Gabriel Mom’s. Dan Murphy, Jim Stavinoha, Ray Rivera David Dybala and Rod Kinard were the heavy lifters on these projects. Dan Murphy and Leo Mattingly removed a canopy overhang from a home.
Knight Hands replaced a section of fence for a brother Knight. This project was completed by Mike Rumsey, Larry Balagna, Ken Rarick and myself in about 10 man/hours. Four (Rod Kinard Jose Montoya, Rivera and myself) strong Knight Hands picked up a huge entertainment and delivered it to the second floor of the rectory (whew).
And the most time consuming and probably the most important project was widening the bathroom doorway at the home of Evangeline Armstead. Her handicapped daughter will be moving into her home and could not get into the bathroom because the doorway was too narrow. At the same time we adjusted three other door in Mrs. Armstead’s home – they were sticking. This project was completed by Ray Rivera, David Dybala, Dan Murphy and myself and took approximately 30 man/hours in addition to nearly $300 in materials. Thanks to everyone who participated in these worthwhile projects. The mission of Knight Hands is to relieve stress to folks in the parish community and I’s sure these projects did just that.
Jorge Ruiz, Larry Balagna, Jack Ramsden, Ray Rivera and myself built a closet in Room 221 of the Community Center for storage of Knights of Columbus robes, plaques, citations, left over stuff and whatever else was lying around.