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FRATERNITY MEN CYCLING ACROSS COUNTRY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES RIDE INTO DAVENPORT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Willar   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:24

DAVENPORT, IA – The 25th Journey of Hope team will arrive in Davenport on Thursday, July 12. The team will arrive around 1:00 p.m., please contact Ricky Rascon to confirm time and location. The team will have lunch at Happy Joe’s at 2:00 p.m. That evening at 6:00 p.m., the team will have dinner and a Friendship Visit with the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation.

What: The Journey of Hope, organized by Push America, is a cycling trek that raises funds and awareness on behalf of people with disabilities in hopes to enhance the quality of their lives. Every cyclist commits to raising at least $5,500 on behalf of people with disabilities before the trip begins. Combine their individual efforts with corporate sponsorships and the Journey of Hope 2012 teams have raised more than $650,000 for people with disabilities.

 

When: Thursday, July 12th 1:00 p.m. (arrival) and 6 p.m. (dinner & Friendship Visit)

 

Where: Lunch:

Happy Joe’s                         

201 W 50th Street

Arrival & Dinner/Friendship:

Please contact Ricky Rascon

 

Who: Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity members from across the country.

 
Bath Towel Donations Needed PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Monday, 09 July 2012 12:20
Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army Family Service Center, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, is in desperate need of new or gently used bath towels and wash clothes.

People often come to The Salvation Army with just the clothes on their backs and the towels are given to new residents and their children (60% of the shelter’s residents are children) as they enter the program.

But recently, The Salvation Army’s Food Service Director noticed that some of the individuals having their evening meal at the community Meal Site were bathing in the bathroom stalls with cups of water.

A shower ministry was started by The Salvation Army to provide a clean, safe place for men and women to shower.

“Once this need for accessible showers was discovered, 20 people have used this service each week. It is another small way we can give people in the community some dignity when they are living on the streets,” stated The Salvation Army’s QC Coordinator, Major Gary Felton.

The towels and monetary donations can be dropped off any time at The Salvation Army, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport. If making a monetary donation, indicate the funds are for the “Shower Ministry.”

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PARK VISTA RETIREMENT LIVING WILL HOLD A FUNDRAISER FOR KING’S HARVEST. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne McVey   
Thursday, 05 July 2012 07:35
Park Vista Retirement Living will have a Blue Hawaiian Luau fundraiser for King’s Harvest Ministries on Wednesday, July 11th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. This fundraiser will be held at 1451 20th Ave. East Moline, IL. The money raised will go to King’s Harvest to help pay for the fire sprinkler system required by the City of
Davenport.

The City of Davenport is requiring a $57,000 new fire sprinkler system for King’s Harvest Ministries. King’s Harvest will need to raise the money for the new system or shut their doors. This includes their Shelter for Homeless Mothers with Children. King’s Harvest serves the poor and homeless in the Quad Cities and is located at 824 W. 3rd Street in downtown Davenport.

The Park Vista Retirement Living fundraiser will have Elvis Himselvis as the live entertainment, Blue Hawaiian Cocktails, a Silent Auction, Baked Goods Sale, and Chef Aaron’s Grilled Lunch Sale.

If you would like details on this fundraiser or to schedule an interview with Valerie Mejorado-Reedy, Community Relations Director at Park Vista please call 309-752-9711.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Anne McVey, Fundraising Coordinator for King’s Harvest Ministries, please call 563-508-4170.

If you would like to make a donation to the King’s Harvest Fire Sprinkler fund please visit www.kingsharvest.net and use paypal or mail checks to King’s Harvest Ministries at 5837 Wisconsin Ave., Davenport, IA 52806.

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FRATERNITY MEN CYCLING ACROSS COUNTRY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES RIDE INTO DAVENPORT! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Willar   
Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:48

A Journey of Hope to Enhance the Quality of Life

 

 

DAVENPORT, IA– On Thursday, July 12, a team of cyclists participating in the 25th Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, will arrive in Davenport as part of a nine-week, 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities.

That evening, the team will have dinner and a Friendship Visit with the City of Davenport Parks and Recreation at 6:00 p.m. location TBD.

Journey of Hope is a program of Push America, the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, which raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The Journey of Hope team consists of men from Pi Kappa Phi chapters across the country. The team will cycle an average of 75 miles per day, beginning in San Francisco and Seattle and ending in Washington, D.C. on August 5.

At stops across the country, the three routes (North, South and TransAmerica) will distribute grants directly to assist organizations in serving people with disabilities. For the team, the real journey will not be on a bike, but spending time with the people for whom they are riding. The Journey of Hope team members will spend every afternoon with people with disabilities in many different community events and activities. These men are striving for community inclusion of people with disabilities and are helping to break the barriers of society that keep people of all abilities from living life to the fullest.

This year marks Push America’s 35th anniversary and Journey of Hope’s 25th. The organization was founded in 1977 with the hope of committing its members to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. With the combined efforts of sponsors and individual team members, this year’s Journey of Hope will raise more than $600,000 on behalf of people with disabilities. Push America and Pi Kappa Phi have raised over $15 million to date and continue to be on the cutting edge of the disability movement.

 

For more information about this event or more on Push America’s summer programs, please contact Paul Willar at (704) 504-2400 ext. 234 or log on to www.pushamerica.org

 
BLING BLING SISTERS WILL HOLD A FUNDRAISER FOR KING’S HARVEST. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne McVey   
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:56
Bling Bling Sisters will have a fundraiser for King’s Harvest Ministries on Saturday, June 30th, 10:00 am –
3:00 pm. This fundraiser will be held at 1870 E. 54th Street, Davenport (Behind Bi-State Tax). A
percentage of the proceeds will be donated to King’s Harvest to help pay for the fire sprinkler system
required by the City of Davenport..

The City of Davenport is requiring a $57,000 new fire sprinkler system for King’s Harvest Ministries.  King’s Harvest will need to raise the money for the new system or shut their doors. This includes their Shelter for Homeless Mothers with Children. King’s Harvest serves the poor and homeless in the Quad Cities and is located at 824 W. 3rd Street in downtown Davenport.

Bling Bling Sisters Boutique sells jewelry, purses, wallets, scarves, belts, flip flops and more. Refreshments will be served.

If you would like details on this fundraiser or to schedule an interview with Kim Lindsey Gibson, owner of Bling Bling Sisters please call 563-370-1776 or co-owner Lisa Lindsey Moburg 309-269-2941.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Anne McVey, Fundraising Coordinator for King’s Harvest Ministries, please call 563-508-4170.

If you would like to make a donation to the King’s Harvest Fire Sprinkler fund please visit www.kingsharvest.net and use paypal or mail checks to King’s Harvest Ministries at 5837 Wisconsin Ave. Davenport, IA 52806.

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