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Royal Neighbors female members continue building a dream for a Habitat home recipient in Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Britney Quaale   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:34

(Rock Island, IL)—The dream of a new home for a woman and her family is what drives female members of Royal Neighbors of America to spend a Saturday pounding nails and climbing ladders. “What better way to demonstrate our mission of empowering women than by helping build a house that will become home to a family new to the Quad Cities,” said Cynthia Tidwell, Royal Neighbors President/CEO. “I look forward to working side-by-side with the family and our members to make this dream a reality.”

Approximately 30 women will gather on Saturday, May 17 to continue building a Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities home in Davenport, IA.

WHAT: Habitat build by female employees and members of Royal Neighbors of


WHEN: Saturday, May 17

8 a.m.-noon shift

1-4 p.m. shift

WHERE: 6400 Appomattox St., Davenport, IA

CONTACT: Sarah Reemtsma, (309) 732-8348 or (563) 343-7770

Royal Neighbors’ partnership with Habitat began back in the 90s when it was part of a “blitz build” in Kansas City, MO. Other projects included building homes in Rock Island and Moline, IL, Moorhead, MN, and San Angelo, TX, and sponsoring The First Ladies Build and the Women Building a Legacy project.

Royal Neighbors of America, one of the nation’s largest women-led life insurance organizations, exists for the benefit of its members. It offers insurance products to fulfill financial needs of growth, savings, and protection. Members receive valuable benefits and can participate in volunteer activities through the organization’s local chapters to help make a difference in their communities. The organization’s philanthropic efforts are dedicated to changing women’s lives through its national programs, including the Nation of NeighborsSM Program, and through the Royal Neighbors Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Headquartered in Rock Island, IL, with a branch office in Mesa, AZ, Royal Neighbors serves more than 200,000 members and is licensed to do business in 42 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information about Royal Neighbors of America, visit or

call (800) 627-4762.

Quad Cities Organizations Receive Marketing Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ronna Walker-Johnson   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:00
Bettendorf, IA/ May 13th, 2014 – A new consumer directory in the Quad Cities area has made an immediate impact on the mission of many area non-profit organizations.  As a result of being voted a favorite by their raving fans, over a dozen groups are awarded $1,000 each in the form of a “Share the Love” advertising scholarship.  A list of the favorite groups are as follows:


Habitat For Humanity Quad Cities

United Way of Quad Cities Area

American Red Cross

Salvation Army

Humility of Mary Housing, Inc.

Family Resources

Gilda’s Club Quad Cities

Hand in Hand


River Music Experience


World Relief Corp

YouthHope (a ministry of Christian Friendliness)


Locals Love Us recently completed its first annual survey of Quad Cities area locals. The survey discovers the places, businesses and charities locals love the most. To find out more about these great charities and see a complete list of the most-loved places in the area, visit

"It is inspiring to see the great things charities are doing in our community," said Co-Market Owner Tim “Chopper” Shea. "Locals Love Us exists to help people discover the best of their communities – from businesses and entertainment to charities. We’ve had a blast being a part of the Quad Cities community and rewarding charities like these every year is one of the things we love to do."

Locals Love Us ( was founded in 2004 and focuses on delivering a comprehensive collection of a city’s most-loved businesses to its residents. The Sioux Falls, S.D. based company expanded into the Quad Cities area last year and has a strong commitment to strengthening the communities where it does business.


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Written by Jennifer Schroder   
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:32

DAVENPORT, IA. River Bend Foodbank recently received a grant in the amount of $300,000 from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Owing Mills, Maryland.

“The new warehouse enables us to address hunger on a whole new level. We are able to greatly increase the amount of healthy foods like fresh produce, meat, dairy and bakery products we can distribute,” says Tom Laughlin, executive director of River Bend Foodbank.

The Foodbank will name its new volunteer area after The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

“With the addition of this incredibly generous gift from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundations, we have raised all but $330,000 in our capital fund drive for the new warehouse,” Laughlin said. “We are deeply grateful for this grant and for all the support the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation gives to the cause of hunger in America."

Other major sponsors of the $2.4 million project include John Deere Foundation, Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, Scott County Regional Authority and the River Boat Development Authority and the Vonderhaar Family Foundation.



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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Friday, 09 May 2014 13:53
Churches United of the Quad City Area is extremely proud and thankful to announce the award of a grant in the amount of $500.00 from the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club, to be utilized for our shelter ministry at  Winnie’s Place.

Winnies’s Place has served our community as a shelter for women, homeless or victims of domestic violence, since 2006. Winnie’s Place stands for  Women In Need – Nurtured Into Excellence.

We thank the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club for their support in this endeavor.


Modern Woodmen of America Elects delegates at Illinois State Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amber O’Brien   
Friday, 09 May 2014 13:46

12 Delegates Selected to Attend National Convention in Indianapolis

Rock Island, Illinois – On May 7, Modern Woodmen of America members selected 12 delegates to participate in Modern Woodmen’s 42nd National Convention. Glenda L. Bruins, Sterling; Mark B. Drake, Rock Island; Patricia Ann Hapeman, Centralia; Charles Edward Hite, Pulaski; Houston D. Holt, Equality; Bernard A. Markley Jr., Watseka; Barbara J. Oberlink, Vandalia; Kimberly A. Oldham, Ava; Robert A. Schuckmell, Rockford; Mary L. Shaull, Lowden; Diane B. Stanger, Davenport; and Ashlan E. Stephenson, Salem; were selected to serve as delegates representing members in Illinois.

Modern Woodmen is an organization with a democratic form of government. Members’ ideas and concerns are shared through elected delegates who participate in a National Convention once every four years.

Modern Woodmen members from across the nation will gather to represent the voice of the fraternal financial services organization at the 42nd National Convention, June 30-July 2, 2014, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal financial services organization offers financial products and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.


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