Pitch-In donations help those with nowhere to turn

Tim Godfroy (center), co-chairman of the Huntington Knights of Columbus Pitch-In, prepares for this Saturday’s event with help from Olivia Godfroy (left) and Lindsay Godfroy.
Tim Godfroy (center), co-chairman of the Huntington Knights of Columbus Pitch-In, prepares for this Saturday’s event with help from Olivia Godfroy (left) and Lindsay Godfroy. Photo provided.

The Knights of Columbus, Huntington Council 1014, will hold its 2017 Pitch-In roadblock on Saturday, Dec. 2.  

Intersections covered will be North Jefferson and MacGahan streets, Market and Jefferson streets, and South Jefferson Street and Etna Avenue.  Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, there will be a mail campaign.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Pitch-In program.  It is based on the idea that there are a number of people in Huntington County who have temporary financial needs and have nowhere to turn for assistance.   

Over the years, the program has raised thousands of dollars to help the needy in Huntington County.

This year’s co-chairmen are Tim Godfroy, Steve Reust and Jeff Scher.  

“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,” Godfroy says.  

“One hundred percent of the money raised goes to help the needy,” Reust adds. “All of the money stays in Huntington County.  All administrative expenses are assumed by the Huntington council.

“No money is given directly to the recipient.  The program is administered by Love INC.  Once approved, money is sent 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.”

To help, donate at one of the Pitch-In roadblocks or send a donation to Knights of Columbus – Pitch-In Program, PO Box 973, Huntington, IN 46750.