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Relay For Life of Scott County Date PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sara Fitzer-Huston   
Friday, 16 November 2012 09:22

Dear Relay For Life Supporter,

The Relay For Life of Scott County Committee is happy to announce our date for our 2013 event!  Please “save the date” for Saturday, April 27, 2013 for Relay!  We will again have the event at the RiverCenter in Davenport.

We are now taking registrations for teams, survivors, caregivers, or individual participants on our website www.relayforlife.org/scottcountyia.  Remember to use the same username and password that you used last year.  If you cannot remember, please select the option to have it emailed to you.

We are really excited to try lots of new things this year and are always looking to expand our planning committee.  If you are interested in learning more about helping with the committee, please contact Sara at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 563-785-4554.

We hope you have a very Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday,

Relay For Life of Scott County Committee

 
CHRISTIAN CARE RECEIVES GRANT Moline Foundation Supports 24-Hour Crisis Hotline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 16:20
Rock Island, IL – The Moline Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to Christian Care’s 24-hour crisis hotline. “Christian Care is especially grateful to the Moline Foundation for continuing to support our crisis line,” said Dr. Elaine Winter, the organization’s Executive Director. “We receive hundreds of calls a year from people who desperately need shelter, food, information and referrals. This 24-hour service we provide every hour of every day is critical to our ability to be there for people when they reach out for help, and we’re thankful that the Moline Foundation understands this need.”

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for 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.

For all those who need a meal, Christian Care's community meal site is located at its rescue mission, 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. It 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. If you know of someone in need, call Christian Care’s crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.

 
Camp Courageous Annual Fruitcake Sales PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pam Mayo   
Monday, 12 November 2012 15:24
Monticello, IA—The Camp Courageous Fruitcake Sale is underway. Over 75 locations have these delicious fruitcakes. Posters will be displayed in the windows of participating businesses or one can go online to get the latest location updates at www.campcourageous.org.

These scrumptious one-pound cakes sell for $10.00. They do not contain citron or alcohol and make wonderful holiday gifts. They need to be stored, cut and served frozen. Fruitcakes will be sold at the various outlets from November through December. The cakes are also available at Camp Courageous or can be ordered online at the camp website. Camp will ship anywhere in the United States.

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities.  The camp was built and continues to run on donations, without government support, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. The camp will serve over 6,000 individuals with special needs this year.

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KING’S HARVEST VOLUNTEER TRAINING AND SIGN UP MEETING FOR THEIR HOMELESS SHELTER. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Fairchild McVey   
Monday, 12 November 2012 13:44
King’s Harvest is desperate for volunteers this winter to help with their overflow shelter for the homeless. The organization will have a Volunteer Training and Sign-up Meeting Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at 824 W. 3rd Street in Downtown Davenport. Please enter through the front door.

Individuals will be given training and an opportunity to sign up to volunteer for check-in (8:45-10:30 pm) and overnight. The organization also needs individuals to supply sandwiches to help feed the homeless.

King’s Harvest is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that serves the poor and homeless in the Quad Cities and is located in Downtown Davenport. They offer the following services to the less fortunate: hot meals, shelters, clothing, groceries, pet assistance, and various other emergency needs.
 
If you would like more information about this or any of King’s Harvest Ministries, please call Chris Dunn at 309-798-3776.

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CHRISTIAN CARE RECEIVES GRANT The Amy Helpenstell Foundation Supports Domestic Violence Shelter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Monday, 12 November 2012 13:30
Rock Island, IL – The Amy Helpenstell Foundation has awarded a three-year funding commitment to Christian Care’s domestic violence shelter in Rock Island. “We are thrilled not only to have been invited to apply, but also to have been selected as a three-year grant recipient,” said Dr. Elaine Winter, Christian Care’s Executive Director. “This grant from the Amy Helpenstell Foundation will allow us to help residents permanently transform their lives through counseling and case management. Like Christian Care, the Amy Helpenstell Foundation has helped thousands of Quad Citians over the years, and we deeply thank the Amy Helpenstell Foundation’s board for its generosity.”

The mission of Christian Care’s domestic violence shelter is to empower abused women and children to desire and achieve a new and independent way of life while keeping them safe, warm, fed and clothed. By providing basic needs, professional counseling, holistic case management, advocacy, and access to community resources, Christian Care seeks to end the cycle of abuse and offers an opportunity for women to lead a successful new life.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. Through its mission of 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’s two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for men—serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour of the day or night at 309/788-2273.

For more information about Christian Care, please visit its web site at christiancareqc.org or its Facebook at facebook.com/christiancareqc.

 
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