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Longview’s Knights of Pythias donate $1K to Hiway 80 Rescue Mission

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 1:08 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 7:38 PM CDT
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A nice donation was given today that will go a long way to help those who are homeless and in need.

A check for $1,000 was presented to the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission by members of the Knights of Pythias Chapter 26 in Longview.

The donation was made possible through the chapters continuing charity efforts, not by individual donation, but from properties the chapter owns downtown.

Each month they donate excess funds to worthy causes in keeping with their mission of friendship, charity and benevolence.

“We have a commitment to spend X amount of dollars every month somewhere in the community. So we’re always looking for someone in need,” says member Mickey Couture.

“Summer is kind of our down months. So coming out of the summer and getting a donation that’s going to specifically help with our thanksgiving, it’s a huge help,” says Hiway 80 Rescue Mission director Brian Livingston.

Established in 1909, the chapter also supports other charities, including the Texas Pythian Home for Children in Weatherford.

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