September 12, 2011

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The Knights of Columbus in the tornado-ravaged town of Goderich, Ont., were front and centre in the efforts to help the town recover from a devastating tornado that hit Aug. 21.

"(Our hall is) the evacuation centre," said Steve Winter, grand knight of the Father Nagle Council 5420.

"We have a hall that will hold 600 people for banquets."

When the tornado tore through the town, "we were the spot in town that had electricity because we're hooked up to the town's generator," said Winter.

Within half an hour of the tornado striking, 12 members of the Goderich Knights had shown up to provide help for those who needed it.

"We feed the workers and the townspeople," he said.

"We've had 1,000 people for lunch, so it's quite a bit of bedlam."

The tornado claimed one life and 37 people were injured.