Knights help make Christmas extra special for veterans


On Saturday, Dec. 14, the 2019 East Providence Knights of Columbus Council #1528 served as state headquarters for Operation ROVAC (Remembering Our Veterans At Christmas). Knights councils and assemblies from around the state filled a 20-foot UHAUL truck with donations of brand new clothing, toiletries and other daily necessities for the 208 men and women at the R.I. Veteran’s Home in Bristol. Each veteran also received Knights Christmas cards along with handmade Christmas cards from Catholic school students. “The R.I. State Knights of Columbus are truly proud to work with Big Blue Bug Solutions in providing a happier holiday season for our Veteran heroes. We greatly appreciate their contributions and sacrifices that allow us to enjoy our daily freedoms,” said Knights State ROVAC Coordinator Steven Perry. Pictured are Ron Andrade, Matt DeAngelis, Zack Guimond, Joe Giammarco, Mike DeAngelis, State ROVAC Coordinator Steve Perry and Richard Oliver from East Providence Council #1528.