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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

 

The Waco Avenue House

When Devyn Buschow asked if Knight Hands could help with the painting of a house in Dallas, we said “sure”. Little did we know the extent of repairs that would have to done before painting could begin. David Dybala and I and Devyn looked at the home in early September of 2019 and decided we…

Property Improvement Program (P.I.P.)

Twice a year Knight Hands helps a needy citizen in the city of Duncanville by doing repairs to their home or yard. This year we did both. Jorge Ruiz replaced rotted fascia on the front of the home and Allen Reitmeier and Jorge Ruiz replaced rotting siding on the garage wall. David Dybala, Ken Rarick…

Knight Hands #319

Every time Knight Hands takes on a large project, I am amazed how quickly and efficiently the Knight Hands get the work done. And so it was with the project completed on June 14th at the home of Herene Franco located at 591 5th St. in Lancaster. For those of you who are wondering why…

Knight Hands

Knight hands undertook a huge project when we decided to replace the siding on the home of Jesse Ann Nobles located in Cedar Hill. Initially it was the siding on only one gable end of the home that we thought needed to be replaced; but upon further inspection we decided that both gable ends had…

Property Improvement Program

Starting in March 2017, this Council has participated in the P.I.P program sponsored by the Vitality Commission of the City of Duncanville and coordinated by the First United Methodist Church of Duncanville.  Each spring and fall residents of Duncanville are offered the opportunity to submit an application to the City of Duncanville for assistance to…

Knight Hands Getting After It

Knight Hands Getting After It On the morning of March 18, 2019 at 8am, David Dybala, Mike Fitzgerald, Dan Murphy, Ray Rivera, Efrain Ochoa, Art Rodriguez, Jim Russell, Ken Rarick, Larry Balagna, Jack Ramsden, and I (Allen Reitmeier) gathered at the home of Norma Ortiz to begin the job of painting the exterior of her…