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Written by Holly Larson   
Monday, 25 August 2014 13:48

PORT BYRON, IL - PORT BYRON, IL - The Nick Teddy Foundation is pleased to announce Exelon Generation, of Cordova, IL, as a sponsor of the 2014 “Nick Teddy 5K.” The event will take place on Sept. 13, 2014, beginning at 9:00 AM.! !

The “Nick Teddy 5k” is held in memory of 29-year old Port Byron native Nick Strub, who fought a courageous battle against Ewing’s sarcoma for more than 5-years. The NT5k is a family-focus event, and offers a fun day for hundreds of participants and their families. Last year’s event raised $25,000 to fund research through the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, and to help defray travel and lodging expenses during treatment for a local Ewing’s patient and her family.!

Exelon has been a sponsor of the Nick Teddy 5k since the Nick Teddy Foundation’s first event in 2012.

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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Friday, 22 August 2014 09:07

Churches United of the Quad City Area has received a $2,500.00 grant from The Walmart Foundation, in support of the new Sam’s Club location in Moline.

This award supports Winnie’s Place, a shelter serving women (and their children) who are homeless and/or victims of domestic violence.

Churches United has a 53-year history of reaching out to our community. Its 134 member churches represent 50,000 people from the Quad City Area. As well as Winnie’s Place, Churches United operates 25 food pantries and 3 hot meal sites in the Quad City Area. For information about services offered, or ways to support Churches United, call 563-332-5002, or visit our website at


Scott County Regional Authority Grant Helps the Homeless PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:25

Quad Cities, USA – The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities is grateful to the Scott County Regional Authority for their 2013 Fall Grant Award. The $20,000 award helped to purchase eleven new high quality metal bunk beds, 22 specially covered mattresses, and a bed bug heat treatment machine.

Residents at the Family Service Center are families experiencing the personal disaster of homelessness. The new beds and mattresses are helping The Salvation Army provide their residents improved health and well-being while transitioning to permanent housing.

The heat treating system will heat an apartment up to 130 degrees F, and a special Salvation Army staff training was also paid for by the Scott County Regional Authority as part of this grant award.

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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:57
QUAD CITIES, USA: On August 20, 2014, fifteen local John Deere Employees will have the opportunity to help brighten up a homeless shelter with a fresh coat of paint and a splash of color.

The Family Service Center is a 108-year-old building that requires a lot of maintenance. Over 100 people live here every day, and 55%-60% of them are children.

Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator, states “We do our best to make the surroundings at the shelter as beautiful as we can on a very limited budget. When a homeless family enters our shelter, we want them to know they are important to us and deserve to have nice surroundings during their fresh start.”

John Deere will supply the volunteers, Valspar provided the paint, and United Way manages the program.

The press is invited to share the experience with our volunteers on Wednesday.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10:00am – 3:00pm

LOCATION: Family Service Center, 301 W. 6th

Street, Davenport, IA 52803


Gretchen Mohr donates $1,000 to River Bend Foodbank’s Backpack Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Schroder   
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:13

Check presentation held at Foodbank


Davenport, IA— On August 18th, Gretchen Mohr of Long Grove, IA and Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Regional Honoree, presented River Bend Foodbank with a check for $1,000. This money will help sponsor children on the Backpack Program for the 2014-2015 school year.

Gretchen is a sophomore at St. Louis University and attended North Scott High School. She is very passionate about fighting hunger and malnutrition. “I am grateful for this opportunity to assist with the worthwhile work that the River Bend Foodbank is doing, along with their sponsors, to help fight hunger in the Quad Cities through the Backpack Program,” said Gretchen. As a Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Regional Honoree, Gretchen received a $1,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of her choice.

Caren Laughlin, River Bend Foodbank Marketing Director and Backpack Program Coordinator, said, “This is an incredibly wonderful donation by Gretchen and we are so thrilled that she chose the River Bend Foodbank Backpack Program as her charity of choice.”

The Backpack Program provides children at risk of hunger with nourishing food to take home on Fridays to get them through the weekend when programs like school breakfasts and lunches are not available.  The Backpack Program targets pre-school, elementary and middle school children who are at risk of chronic hunger.  These children are identified by name by their school staff.  Each child receives a weekly food pack on Fridays to put in their Backpacks and take home for the weekend.  The food is child friendly, easily consumed and vitamin fortified. The bags contain about eight items and include two “entrees” like stew or soup, two servings of fruit, cereal, milk, and juice. We partner with the schools to select the children and distribute the food. Currently we are serving 43 schools and 1,700 of the neediest children in the Quad Cities.

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.


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