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Business Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Emmaus Center on Jackson Road..

Social Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM at same location unless otherwise indicated.

Our council has been involved in charitable activities throughout its existence, raising money through various annual and special fundraisers. Our members assist many regional organizations and causes, both financially and with manpower.

Fraternal and Family activities range from our monthly social meetings, to annual dinners and get togethers. We are regularly called upon to assist the pastor with manpower to support parish activities and facilities. Support to clergy and seminarians are a special part of our program.

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Group effort to build a ramp for Medford girl

Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010

by Rachel Simpson for The Central Record

MEDFORD    When Charles Kojeski met Andy and Gina Sangataldo he knew he wanted to help their 9-year-old daughter, Maria. Their paths first crossed last November when the Sangataldos contacted Kojeski, a general contractor and president of Kojeski Construction in Voorhees, for an estimate on how much it would cost to build a deck and ramp to help Maria, who suffers from cerebral palsy, get in and out of the house.

The Sangataldos, who had been carrying Maria to and from the house, had recently been approved for a 300-pound wheelchair through their insurance company and were looking for prices for a deck and ramp as suggesteby their case worker.  Estimates from three different contractors, including Kojeski, all exceeded $20,000, an amount out of the Sangataldos price range due to the cost of prior interior modifications that had exhausted their home equity loan.

A week later, Kojeski applied for a handicap accessibility grant from the Foundation for Housing of the New Jersey Builders Association and was awarded $10,000.

He then spoke to his lumber supplier, ProBuild, who agreed to supply all the materials at cost. That’s when he went to a monthly meeting of the St. Mary of the Lakes Knights of Columbus and crossed paths with Andy Sangataldo again.

As is turns out, Andy is also a brother knight, said Kojeski. The Knights of Columbus then agreed to help with the labor and make up the existing financial shortage.

It’s been a long but rewarding process, said Dave Kohut, a Knights of Columbus member and volunteer on what has affectionately been named Marias Porch Project.

We had to find an architect to design the ramp and make sure it met building and handicap codes and try to keep costs down by doing the work ourselves. As a result, the family will not incur any cost.

The team recently got to work digging footings, pouring concrete, framing the deck floor and working on the roof at the family’s Sherwood Forest home.

We are all out there with shovels and hammers, said Kojeski. It is such a rewarding project and we get more out of it than we give.

When all the work is finished, Maria will have a covered porch and ramp that will provide easy access to and from the driveway and a safe, dry area to wait for the school bus during inclement weather. 

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