Residents and staff of The Russell Home in Orlando had reason to celebrate this past week. On October 2, The Knights of Columbus Council #13240 of Blessed Sacrament met with representatives of The Russell Home in the parish ministry building to present the organization a donation of $5,000.
Proceeds from the Knight’s Golf Tournament Fundraiser are used toward the donation. “(The Russell Home) is a fantastic organization and they are at the top of our list every year,” said Jim Laria, a member of the Council’s Board of Trustees.
Located in Orlando, The Russell Home was founded over 60 years ago as the first non-profit institution in the country for brain-damaged children. The Home is the only private, non-profit facility of its kinds for severely handicapped children in Central Florida.