February 24th of 2022 started out as any other ordinary day. For starters it’s my mother’s birthday, and special for me for the obvious reasons. Then the unthinkable happened, Russia, after much saber rattling, invaded the Ukraine. I am not sure of the reason for it, I think only one man really knows for sure, and he doesn’t say much. It was a few days later that I learned from our Priests, whom are all Franciscan, that there was a Franciscan Convent in the Ukraine that was without power. Assuming the worse, no water, heat, or light, the Knights of 11091 sprung to the aid our Priests and their Franciscan Brothers. The Franciscans in the Ukraine had found a generator in Poland that was for sale, but it was $4,000 dollars which would serve their needs to supply power to the convent, however they did not have the money. At our general meeting we voted on donating the $4,000 to cover the generator, and then did a pass the hat, where roughly 30 people donated $1,500. What an amazing feat, but then the membership decided that we should match the cash donation, and our council donated another $1,500! It was a very proud moment in my life as Grand Knight of St. Margaret Mary in Algonquin, IL Council 11091. We had come together for a great cause, and within 15 minutes had donated $7,000 to people in need. After the donation was received, we learned from Father Witold that there are five convents in the area, and we had raised enough money for another generator purchase for a convent in need!