Just twelve days after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, a local organization is working to help relief efforts.
The Zanesville Knights of Columbus held a brunch Sunday morning open to anyone in the community to raise money for relief efforts.
"It is something we put together, real quick starting last Thursday and it came out to this...the money, most of it, as a matter of fact all of it, is going to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund," tells Chris Kerby, a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Kerby says seeing the devastation in the faces of the people in Haiti caused him and the other members want to help. The Knights of Columbus is hoping to have around 150 people attend the brunch. Many people donated extra money to the relief fund. Kerby says the Zanesville Knights of Columbus do at least a half dozen charity events each year to help the community and give $2,000 dollars a year to the national Knights of Columbus to be used for charities.
"It is very important that we help everybody and not just in Haiti, locally too. Which the Knights of Columbus is really about local, we gave out almost $13,000 worth of donations last year in scholarships and sports events and things like that," tells Kerby.
The national Knights of Columbus have given $50,000 so far to help Haiti.