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 to pack and stage and then load all their household goods into a rented van for the trip to Washington. So it was Knight Hands to the rescue. Four Knights (Jim Richardson, Jack Ramsden, Ken Rarick, and Allen Reitmeier) worked 2 hours each on May 20th moving the stuff from the living areas of the home to the garage so new carpeting and tile floors could be installed; and then on Wednesday May 28th, eleven Knights worked approximately 4 hour each to move the goods from the garage into the moving van. The job looked daunting at first glance because the driveway at their home was so steep it was impossible to stage the van near the garage. The stuff had to be loaded onto pick-up trucks; hauled to the top of the driveway and then off loaded into the moving van. None of these difficulties discouraged or slowed down these brave and hard-working Knights. Working in teams, these Knights made short work of a huge task. The team at the garage (Larrie Dean, Carlos Favela and Larry Balagna) loaded the stuff onto Allen Reitmeier or Jack Ramsden’s pick-up while either Dan Murphy or Steve Smith arranged the goods on the pickups. Ken Rarick did road guard duties and directed traffic while Jose Montoya did the van packing along with an assist from Jim Kowalski, and Ray Rivera. It’s one thing to contribute money to tornado victims in another part of the country, or a catastrophic event on another continent; but to look into the eyes of those two ladies and see the awe and the relief and the thankfulness was priceless. What a team we were. We were not only working for these ladies; we were working for each other as well. As we left the work site all we heard was “thank you”, “thank you”, “thank you”. To those who participated, you have gathered another jewel in your crown and I, for one, am proud of you. Charity gladdens the heart of the giver – and so it was.