|KING’S HARVEST MINISTRIES WILL KEEP DOORS OPEN AND CONTINUE TO SERVE THE POOR AND HOMELESS IN THE QUAD CITIES|
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|Written by Anne McVey|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 12:51|
The City of Davenport required King’s Harvest Ministries to install a $57,000 new fire sprinkler system.
King’s Harvest needed to raise the money for the new system or shut their doors. Through the Capital Campaign called Saving King’s Harvest they raised $110,000 in 6 1/2 weeks. King’s Harvest serves the poor and homeless in the Quad Cities and is located at 824 W. 3rd Street in downtown Davenport.
Anne McVey, Fundraising Coordinator for King’s Harvest, stated “We are wanting to reach out and thank the community for coming to our aid. We had wonderful people who organized fundraisers and many people who just gave as individuals. Many, many people from the community and outlying areas called to help as volunteers. We want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts. It has been an outpouring of love and support from the Quad City community and outlying areas.”
King’s Harvest received an Emergency Grant from SCHC (Scott County Housing Council) for $28,500 and received approximately $81,500 through private donations.
King’s Harvest will use $57,000 for the new fire sprinkler system. Another approximately $20,000 will go towards a new fire alarm system (the panel was donated by Deco Davenport Electric Company), new emergency exit lights and building repairs resulting from the installation of the new fire sprinkler system.
They plan to use the remaining money towards day-to-day operations of the organization and hope to possibly expand some of their services to help more people in need. Anne McVey stated “We hope to use some of the money to help reach more people in need. In the past we have had to turn people away due to limited resources.”
King’s Harvest does not want to leave God out of this endeavor. Anne McVey stated “God loves every person that passes through our doors, no matter how broken. Obviously God wanted to keep King’s Harvest open and so did the community because they gave us the money to save our organization. It has been a beautiful thing to be a part of and we feel very blessed.”
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