Knights benefit Barber center

 

Knights of Columbus Council 425 of the Corry Catholic Community is soliciting funds to benefit the Corry Area Barber National Institute. Campaign Chairman Bill Barney, left, stands with Deputy Grand Knight Ed Bogert.

 

 

 

 

After 20 years of raising funds to benefit the Corry Area Barber National Institute, the Knights of Columbus Council 425 is at it again.

Members will be soliciting funds on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sander's Markets, 826 N. Center St.

Campaign Chairman Bill Barney said he thinks the Barber National Institute is a great organization that helps a lot of people.

"The individuals and staff at the Barber National Institute are very grateful for the donations received yearly from the Knights of Columbus," said Sasha Bush, Corry area service manager of the Barber National Institute. 

She went on to say the money raised helps benefit individuals and funds activities for them to be able to participate in.

Barney said the annual collection normally takes place at the Corry Walmart but this year Walmart isn't allowing solicitations. 

When the Knights reached out to Sander's Markets, they were happy to oblige, Barney said.

There will be at least one member at Sander's Market collecting funds for the Barber National Institute during each of the eight hours.

"At the Barber National Institute, Corry campus, we provide for individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges and their families with education, support and resources needed to be self-reliant, independent and valued members of their community," Bush said.

She added the organization provides the professionals who serve their clients with world-class education and training.

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