Helping ‘God’s special people’

Published 5:48 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019

There’s an abundance of worthy causes, that’s for sure, and one that’s come to our attention most recently is assisting people with intellectual disabilities. According to the American Association of Intellectual and Development Disabilities, these are individuals who, for various reasons, have significant difficulty in being able to learn, to reason or to solve problems. This can also extend to learning language, numbers, money, social skills such as self-esteem, or practical skills of taking care of oneself.

Thankfully, there are organizations such as the AAIDD to advocate for them. Locally, there’s the Suffolk Council of the Knights of Columbus and St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Franklin that are doing their part to help. Just last month, they raised $2,500 for KOVAR, which is a Virginia Knights of Columbus charity. Started in 1971, the campaign generates money for tax-free organizations that directly help people with ID’s, such as training.

We commend the individuals who make up the aforementioned organizations for doing their part to help “God’s Special People.”

Naturally, we encourage you to help in anyway you can. For details, contact danhohman2000@aol,com;1800-22KOVAR(225-6927) or