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Written by Charlie Becker   
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:09
MONTICELLO, IOWA- Fresh pineapples will be in Iowa for the 37th Annual Pineapple Sales for Camp Courageous the week of August 6th – 10th. The pineapples will be on sale at nearly 30 Hy-Vee Stores in Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Clinton, Coralville, Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Marion and Waterloo. Most locations will have the ability to core and place the pineapple in a container for the customer. Pineapple sales will go to benefit Camp Courageous, a year-round respite and recreational facility, serving over 6,500 individuals with special needs annually. Customers not interested in pineapples are encouraged to buy a gift card for food and send it to camp. Select Hy-Vee stores will provide camp the proceeds from “rounding up” the total customer purchase to the next dollar amount.

The 36th Annual Pineapple Gala, will be Friday August 15, returning to downtown Cedar Rapids at the new DoubleTree Hotel beginning at 5:30 PM. This is one of Iowa's largest charity silent and live auctions with hundreds of items available for bid. The silent auction includes everything from wine and golf packages, Hawkeye, Cyclone, and UNI Packages, to numerous themed baskets. Highlights of the live auction are a weeklong stay at a lovely house in the mountains of Colorado, a pick-up truck with a snow blade, and a beautiful Lexus car. To view the auction items go to

An exceptional Hawaiian dinner, entertainment, and door prizes, including a trip for two to Hawaii, are planned for this year's Gala. Shelly Till, sports commentator, studio analyst and sideline reporter with the Big Ten Network and Hawkeye Sports Properties will be the 2014 Gala Emcee, along with Honorary Camp Courageous Board Member Ralph Palmer. Tickets are $60 each or a table of 10 for $600. Auction items can be donated, or tickets can be obtained through camp by calling Charlie Becker at 319/465-5916, ext. 2100 or e-mailing at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Honored at this year's Pineapple Gala will be retired Board member Phil Martin and his wife Shirley, for their many years of service to camp and this event.


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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:29

Churches United of the Quad City Area has received a $25,000.00 grant from The Doris & Victor Day Foundation. This award supports the direct services that Churches United provides in the Quad City Area. We are very grateful for their generosity.

Churches United operates 25 food pantries and 3 hot meal sites in the Quad Cities, and Winnie’s Place, a shelter serving women (and their children) who are homeless and/or victims of domestic violence.

Churches United has a 53-year history of reaching out to our community. Its 134 member churches represent 50,000 people from the Quad City Area. For information about services offered, or ways to support Churches United, call 563-332-5002, or visit our website at



St. Paul the Apostle Church Supports Local Shelter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:09

Rock Island, IL – St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport has provided Christian Care with a $500 grant. Funds will go toward purchasing books for its men’s and women’s programs, as part of the program’s therapy curriculum.

Christian Care is transforming the lives of homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illness. Its two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to those in need. Its services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the goal of nourishing the bodies, minds, hearts and souls of the men, women and children who come seeking a new way of life. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care crisis hotline any hour of the day or night at (309) 788-2273.

Trivia Night at All Saints Episcopal in Moline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kimberly Hochstein   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:57

Time to put your thinking caps on and join the folks over at All Saints Episcopal Church, at 2420 41st St. in Moline, Illinois, in a trivia night!

On Saturday August 16th they will be hosting a night of fun, featuring Mister Trivia, to raise money for their upcoming mission trip to Belize. There they will be volunteering their time and efforts at Holy Cross Anglican School where they will help in providing education for the poorest residents.

Entry fee for the trivia game is $10 per person, raffle prizes will be available, a 50/50 raffle will be held, and there will be food and beverages available for sale.

Doors open at 6pm and the games begin at 7pm. Reserve your table of 8 today by calling 309-797-2515 and make plans to have a great night while supporting a wonderful cause!

Rebuilding Together Seeks Home Repair Applications from Local Vets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:20
Quad Cities/IA-IL: Rebuilding Together Quad Cities, a volunteer based home repair organization, is seeking applications from military veterans who will need assistance with major home repairs this fall.

The organization is currently working with two generous corporate donors on a fall 2014 project that would provide home repairs for local veterans. To qualify for the free assistance, veterans must:
•       Have received an honorable discharge from their branch of the service;
•       Own their own home in either Scott or Rock Island Counties,
•       Meet Rebuilding Together Quad Cities income guidelines, and
•       Show a need for major repairs that would provide a safer home environment or otherwise add to the veteran's quality of life.

Applications are available to owners of standard (stick-built) homes. Mobile homes do not qualify. Repairs should be ones that the veteran or their family are either physically or financially unable to do on their own. Repairs  will be provided at no cost to the selected homeowners.

Applications are available on the group's website at For all other questions, please call 563-322-6534.

The veteran-assistance project is an addition to the group's standard fall workday on Sept. 27, where Rebuilding Together volunteers from local corporations, churches and civic organizations will provide home repairs for elderly, low income and disabled homeowners. Rebuilding Together Quad Cities was founded as Hearts and Hammers in 1990, and, with the help of generous community volunteers and supporters, has completed more than 800 home repairs in the Quad Cities and surrounding area.

Rebuilding Together is the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe home for every person.

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