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American Red Cross - Day in the life of a chapter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gail McGovern   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 09:27

I’m often asked, “How does the Red Cross manage to be everywhere at once?” The answer is simple: our local chapters and volunteers.

Whether it’s midnight or noon, rain or shine, your local Red Cross chapter works around the clock to prevent and relieve suffering.

From helping families cope after emergencies to coordinating blood drives, and more, it’s your generosity that makes so much possible.

We wanted to show you all of the important and meaningful work you help support every day – and to say thank you.

We’re so proud to have you standing with us. Thank you for being willing to roll up your sleeves and for making this all possible.

Sincerely,


Gail McGovern
President and CEO, American Red Cross


P.S. Find your local Red Cross chapter – stop by to say hello!

 
KING’S HARVEST ANNOUNCES DATE FOR 2013 GOLF TOURNAMENT TO HELP THE POOR AND HOMELESS IN THE QUAD CITIES. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grant Curtis   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:54

King’s Harvest Ministries is pleased to announce the date for its second annual golf tournament. The tournament will take place on August 26, 2013 at Short Hills Country Club. It is a four person best ball format with a shot gun start. Included in the registration fee are 18 holes with a cart and dinner. Additional dinner guests are welcome.

Special course contests will be held, including a “hole in one” on hole number seven (7). The winner will receive a two year new car lease, provided by Courtesy Car City.

King’s Harvest currently has fifteen local business sponsors in the Quad City area. Major sponsors: Courtesy Car City in Moline and Davenport, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, Sears Manufacturing and Larry Thein State Farm Agency.

Please call Grant Curtis at 563-528-0835 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to obtain more information about the golf tournament or request a registration form.

All net proceeds will be used to support King’s Harvest Ministries. Our facility is located at 824 West 3rd Street in Davenport. Our mission includes, but is not limited to; a soup kitchen, food bank, shelters for homeless mothers with children, single men and single women and a pet shelter.

If you’re interested in volunteer opportunities please contact Terri Gleize, 563-570-4536 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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Teens for Tomorrow Awards Grant to Christian Care PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:21

Rock Island, IL – Teens for Tomorrow, a youth philanthropy program of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, awarded Christian Care a grant to purchase heaters for children’s therapy areas. “Children who have seen or experienced abuse in the home need to be in an accommodating, safe environment to be able to express themselves,” said executive director Elaine Winter, Ed.D. “This grant through Teens for Tomorrow will allow Christian Care to provide—literally and figuratively—a warm and inviting atmosphere in which children can begin to heal from the effects of domestic violence, even during our colder months.”

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. It serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses.

Its community meal site is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Anyone in need is encouraged to call Christian Care’s crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.

 
LOCAL CHURCH CONNECTION HOSTS BLOCK PARTY IN CONJUNCTION WITH BACKPACK AND SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Holtgrewe   
Monday, 01 July 2013 14:44

On July 13, 2013, Connection Church throws a party. In effort to build neighborhood community and help children in need, Connection will host a Block Party featuring free food, entertainment, and a backpack and school supply giveaway.

At 3pm the party begins with fun and food. Two inflatable bouncers, a dunk tank, bike tune-ups, and raffle prizes will provide a fun, family-friendly afternoon. Sandwiches, chips, popcorn, and freezer pops will be available for free to eat.

The Block Party, now in it’s 3rd year, continues it’s tradition of giving away backpacks and school supplies to children in need. 2011‘s Block Party saw 40 children receive backpacks and school supplies. 2012 saw that total reach 150. This year, the goal is to help around 200 children.

Jason Holtgrewe, Associate Pastor at Connection, believes the Block Party is a great way to help those in need. “Not only is this party a way to bring neighbors together for a little fun, it’s also an opportunity to be there for others,” says Jason. “There are more families in our city than we realize who need help meeting the financial demands of another school year.”

Quad City families wanting a free, family-friendly afternoon of fun--and the chance to receive a free backpack and school supplies--are encouraged to call Connection at 563-355-0919 by July 6th. Those who don’t call ahead may still attend but, most likely, won’t be able to receive a backpack and school supplies as supplies are limited.

Connection is hosting a Block Party on July 13th at 3pm. The location of the party is 4374 State Street, Bettendorf. Please call 563-355-0919

 
Christian Care Receives Grant from Scott County Regional Authority PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:02

Rock Island, IL – The Scott County Regional Authority has awarded Christian Care a grant to accommodate more homeless individuals at its community meal site, located at 2209 3rd Avenue in Rock Island, and to purchase a new gas range for its domestic violence shelter. “Christian Care is always looking for ways to improve our facilities and better care for the people we serve,” said executive director Elaine Winter, Ed.D. “Thanks to the Scott County Regional Authority, Christian Care will add more seating for individuals who come to us for meals, and we will purchase a much-needed gas range so women can safely prepare meals at our domestic violence shelter. We greatly thank the SCRA for helping us to realize our mission: By providing safe shelter, support and resources, Christian Care empowers both the homeless and survivors of domestic violence to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives.”

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. It serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses.

Its community meal site is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Anyone in need is encouraged to call Christian Care’s crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.

 
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