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Walk for Lupus Now PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lupus Foundation of America, Iowa Chapter   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:48
Join the Lupus Foundation of America-Iowa Chapter’s Walk for Lupus Now scheduled for September 29, 2012 from 8:00-11:30 AM in Des Moines at Merle Hay Mall to make a difference in the lives of those affected by lupus.

Walk for Lupus Now is an opportunity for people with lupus and their loved ones to come together and support each other. The walk raises both funds and awareness.

We will also be having a raffle this year full of 15 different themed baskets, including incredible merchandise, gift cards and signed sports memorabilia.

We walk for many reasons, but mostly to support and serve the estimated 15,000 Iowans with lupus and their families. You can show your support by forming a team or walking as an individual.

For more information contact 515-279-3048 or 888-279-3048. You can register online at

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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:35

Rock Island--Food donations are vital to Christian Care. Last year, as a result of caring community support, Christian Care served over 50,000 meals to both the residents of their rescue mission and domestic violence shelter and to needy members of the Quad Cities community! Serving 19 meals a week to hundreds of individuals takes hard work, ingenuity - and food.

Food supplies presently on hand at Christian Care’s pantry are perilously low. To meet the demand and to ensure that no one in the QCA goes hungry, Christian Care is asking for your help. On Saturday, September 22, 2012, they will be collecting canned and boxed food items from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Christian Care Rescue Mission located at 2209 3 rd Avenue in Rock Island.

For a complete list of needs or for more details, please visit the organization’s website at or call Rebecca at 309/786-5734.

Christian Care has been feeding the hungry for 96 years. Although the organization’s focus is primarily on the homeless and victims of domestic violence, the Christian Care Community Meal Site welcomes anyone in the community who is hungry. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on weekdays Monday through Friday and breakfast and dinner are served on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 AM, lunch at 12:15 PM, and dinner at 6:00 PM. The community relies on Christian Care not only to serve hot meals every day, but also to provide a warming and/or cooling station for nonresident homeless individuals during periods of harsher weather throughout the year.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. 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’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, visit their website at or go to


Paper Product Donations Greatly Needed at The Salvation Army’s Family Service Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 12:30

QUAD CITIES, USA: The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter for families – the Family Service Center – is in critical need of paper product donations.

“As we cut back costs at the end of summer, just as in any household, paper products are the first item to be rationed. But with 104 people residing here, and 65 are children, it’s extremely hard to do. The shelter has been at capacity all summer even when an apartment was being renovated and was unavailable,” says Salvation Army Social Service Director, Brandon Luke.

“Once a family is in the shelter, providing them with food and some sense of normalcy is our first priority. We are asking the community to please help out with the toilet paper.”

Any paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, baby wipes… or a monetary donation can be dropped off anytime at The Salvation Army, 301 W. 6th Street, Davenport, IA 52803. If making a monetary donation, indicate the funds are for “Operation TP.”


NT5K Update PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nancy Strub   
Friday, 14 September 2012 14:56
We wanted to take a minute to THANK YOU for your continued support in raising awareness for Ewing's Sarcoma and our upcoming 5k!

If you're interested in any additional preview stories for the Nick Teddy 5k, please contact Race Director Holly Quinn at your earliest convenience. She can be reached by phone: 309-798-3081 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To date, we have 350+ people registered, so we are expecting a great turnout!

We'd like to extend an opportunity for interviews/sound bites on race day as well.

Races start this Saturday with the Family Fun Run/Walk at 9:00 AM. The 5k starts at 10:00 AM.

All events begin on Port Bryon's Main Street near the gazebo (between Cherry and Walnut St), and will head north to the Great River Trail and back.

There will be volunteers wearing marked t-shirts who can point you in the direction of Holly or other family members/race participants who will be happy to give interviews.

Additionally, when you are covering, please let Holly or a race volunteer know so you can grab a free Nick Teddy 5k t-shirt for yourself!

Thanks again for your efforts in helping us share Nick's story and raise money for a rare, underfunded cancer. Your help is very much appreciated.

Shelley Skuster and the Nick Teddy Foundation team

Iowa is Ranked 2nd for volunteer rate in the USA PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Corportation for National and Community Service   
Monday, 10 September 2012 13:56

Iowa has an average annual volunteer rate of 37.9%, with 887,000 volunteers serving 93.4 million total hours per year!

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