New Jersey State Council

Knights of Columbus

Disaster Relief Services


Check here, 24/7, for up-to-date availability of resources; aid; opportunities to volunteer; and requests for assistance.

  • The New Jersey State Council has established a fund to accept donation that will go directly to assisting Knights and their families in New Jersey.   To donate, click on LINK 

    New Jersey Knights, in need of essentials, may make a request through their local Council by following these INSTRUCTIONS and UPDATED APPLICATION.

  • To keep up on future fundraising activities, events, and services by New Jersey Councils visit our Upcoming Events page.  LINK

  • Also view some past fundraising activities and events that might inspire your Council.  LINK

  • The Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus has made donations to both New York and New Jersey to help with local relief efforts.  In addition, the general public and local and state councils are encouraged to join the relief effort.

    How you can help:  Make a tax deductible contribution to Knights of Columbus Charities - a 501(c)3 Corporation.  Note: 100% of all money received will go directly to the local relief efforts. 

  • To donate, by check or credit card, click LINK.

  • NEW:  Keep in Touch With Seniors Post-Super Storm Sandy.  LINK

  • Please be advised that the IRS has postponed the December 31, 2012 deadline for transitional relief described in Notice 2011-43 to February 1, 2013 for certain counties in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

    A full copy of IRS Notice 2012-71 can be viewed:  LINK

    • The IRS is in the process of providing tax relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. So far, IRS filing and payment relief applies to the following localities:

    • Tax Relief in Connecticut: Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribal Nation located within New London County;

    • Tax Relief in New Jersey: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties;

    • Tax Relief in New York: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Sullivan, Suffolk, Ulster and Westchester counties;

    • Tax Relief in Rhode Island: Newport and Washington counties.

    • The IRS filing and payment relief will be updated based on FEMA's declarations of individual assistance. Visit the page Help for Victims of Hurricane Sandy for additional information on IRS relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

    • Governor activates Hotline (1-855-njdonate) to collect and distribute donated items.  Link

    • An amazing list has been compiled for all kinds of resources, services, needs, etc. by a NJ resident Coleen Markey.  LINK

    • Beware Flood Damaged Car Scams.  LINK

    • Make sure your flooded house is dry before rebuilding.  LINK

    • Quick reference guide to Hurricane recovery.  LINK

    • As people who are still displaced, or continue to be lacking gas, or electricity, winter is coming.  Here is aguide to Winter Storm Preparedness issued by the National Weather Service.   LINK

    • How to avoid Disaster-related Scams.  LINK

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    • A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home. LINK

    • A website, listed by towns, that links people needing assistance (clothes, housing, transportation, simple rubbish put out to the curb, sheetrock / insulation removal, etc.) with volunteers willing to help.  They are unpaid volunteers - they cannot charge for their services nor can they solicit work for hire.   Make sure your homeowners' insuraance covers work by volunteers while on your property.  LINK 

    • Additional Disaster Relief Centers (DRCs) opened throughout the State - updated 11/11/2012. LINK

    • Disaster Unemployment Relief in 10 Counties.  LINK

    • Pet Rescue Hotline - For Pets Left Behind By Evacuation.  LINK

    • Port Authority Update on Transportation Facilities.  LINK

    • Public Transportation Updates.  LINK

    • New Jersey Highway WebCams.  LINK

    • Private and Government (FEMA) Assistance.  LINK

    • FEMA number:  1-800-621-3362

    • Check for false social media page rumors about FEMA (scroll down page):  LINK

    • County Offices of Emergency Management.  LINK 

    • NJ Office of Emergency Management.  LINK

    • Register for Reverse 9-1-1 for emergency alerts.  LINK

    • "Even/Odd" Gas Rationing in effect in 12 Counties.  LINK

    • Diocese of Trenton Hurrican Relief Effort.  LINK

    • An organization has been formed, "Waves of Action" to coordinate volunteers for beach, river banks and house clean-ups.  List is updated daily.  LINK

Knights of Columbus – State of New Jersey

Welcome to the New Jersey State Council of the Knights of Columbus website.  We are a 65,000-member, Catholic family, fraternal service organization, composed of 360 local councils. Our mission to serve our church, our families, our communities and those in need reflects the vision of our founder, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney. Father McGivney created the Knights of Columbus over 130 years ago to support its members in their faith; provide support for their families; and direct their charity to the needs of the less fortunate and the Church. His vision is manifested in three principles of our Order – charity, unity and fraternity. It is the practice of these principles, guided by our faith in the Eucharist, which drives men to join our Order.

We encourage you to peruse this website and review the many charitable and service programs and activities of the State Council.  You might also get a better feel for how the Knights of Columbus has served those in need, for over 130 years, by viewing seven short videosIf you are not yet a member and may be interested in joining, please go to I Want to Become a Knight.

We welcome all members, and those interested in becoming members, to join us as we “Build God’s Family One Knight at a Time!”

Vivat Jesus,

Daniel Rossi

Dan Rossi
State Deputy