Pitch-In raises funds to help local families with temporary needs


Ron Eckert (left) and Tony Godfroy stand in the reflective vests that they and other members of the Huntington Council of the Knights of Columbus will be wearing on Saturday, Dec. 8, as part of the 2012 Pitch-In roadblock. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold its 2012 Pitch-In roadblock on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members of the council will collect donations at several intersections in Huntington, including North Jefferson and MacGahan streets, North Jefferson and Market streets and South Jefferson Street and Etna Avenue.

Donations may also be mailed to Knights of Columbus Pitch-In Program, PO Box 973, Huntington, IN 46750.

The Pitch-In program, in existence since 1974, is designed to raise funds for Huntington County residents who have temporary financial needs and have nowhere to turn for assistance.

"There is hardly a person in the county who has not been helped, or does not know someone who has been helped, by Pitch-In," says Tony Godfroy, who is co-chairing this year's fund-raiser with Tim Godfroy and Jeff Scher.

"One hundred percent of the money raised goes to the needy," he says. The Knights of Columbus takes care of all administrative expenses.

No money is given directly to the recipient. Love INC administers the program, paying the money directly to the supplier of services.

"The people of this community have been so generous in the past it is amazing," Scher says. "We hope people will continue to donate what they can afford."

Complete caption: Ron Eckert (left) and Tony Godfroy stand in the reflective vests that they and other members of the Huntington Council of the Knights of Columbus will be wearing on Saturday, Dec. 8, as part of the 2012 Pitch-In roadblock. The event raises funds for Huntington County residents who have temporary financial needs and have nowhere to turn for assistance.