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THE DORIS & VICTOR DAY FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO CHURCHES UNITED PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rhonda Johnson   
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:29

Churches United of the Quad City Area has received a $25,000.00 grant from The Doris & Victor Day Foundation. This award supports the direct services that Churches United provides in the Quad City Area. We are very grateful for their generosity.

Churches United operates 25 food pantries and 3 hot meal sites in the Quad Cities, and 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. For information about services offered, or ways to support Churches United, call 563-332-5002, or visit our website at www.CUQCA.org.

 

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St. Paul the Apostle Church Supports Local Shelter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:09

Rock Island, IL – St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport has provided Christian Care with a $500 grant. Funds will go toward purchasing books for its men’s and women’s programs, as part of the program’s therapy curriculum.

Christian Care is transforming the lives of homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illness. Its two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to those in need. Its services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the goal of nourishing the bodies, minds, hearts and souls of the men, women and children who come seeking a new way of life. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care crisis hotline any hour of the day or night at (309) 788-2273.

 
Trivia Night at All Saints Episcopal in Moline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kimberly Hochstein   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:57

Time to put your thinking caps on and join the folks over at All Saints Episcopal Church, at 2420 41st St. in Moline, Illinois, in a trivia night!

On Saturday August 16th they will be hosting a night of fun, featuring Mister Trivia, to raise money for their upcoming mission trip to Belize. There they will be volunteering their time and efforts at Holy Cross Anglican School where they will help in providing education for the poorest residents.

Entry fee for the trivia game is $10 per person, raffle prizes will be available, a 50/50 raffle will be held, and there will be food and beverages available for sale.

Doors open at 6pm and the games begin at 7pm. Reserve your table of 8 today by calling 309-797-2515 and make plans to have a great night while supporting a wonderful cause!

 
Rebuilding Together Seeks Home Repair Applications from Local Vets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:20
Quad Cities/IA-IL: Rebuilding Together Quad Cities, a volunteer based home repair organization, is seeking applications from military veterans who will need assistance with major home repairs this fall.

The organization is currently working with two generous corporate donors on a fall 2014 project that would provide home repairs for local veterans. To qualify for the free assistance, veterans must:
•       Have received an honorable discharge from their branch of the service;
•       Own their own home in either Scott or Rock Island Counties,
•       Meet Rebuilding Together Quad Cities income guidelines, and
•       Show a need for major repairs that would provide a safer home environment or otherwise add to the veteran's quality of life.

Applications are available to owners of standard (stick-built) homes. Mobile homes do not qualify. Repairs should be ones that the veteran or their family are either physically or financially unable to do on their own. Repairs  will be provided at no cost to the selected homeowners.

Applications are available on the group's website at www.rebuildingtogetherquadcities.org. For all other questions, please call 563-322-6534.

The veteran-assistance project is an addition to the group's standard fall workday on Sept. 27, where Rebuilding Together volunteers from local corporations, churches and civic organizations will provide home repairs for elderly, low income and disabled homeowners. Rebuilding Together Quad Cities was founded as Hearts and Hammers in 1990, and, with the help of generous community volunteers and supporters, has completed more than 800 home repairs in the Quad Cities and surrounding area.

Rebuilding Together is the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe home for every person.

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Nick Teddy Foundation announces 5k website PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Larson   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 13:46
PORT BYRON, IL - The Nick Teddy Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new event website, www.nickteddy5k.com. The “Nick Teddy 5k”, to be held September 13, 2014, includes races, kid’s games, food and entertainment, and a silent auction and raffle. This year cash prizes will be offered to overall male and female winners. At the new site, participants can browse photos, learn about The Nick Teddy Foundation and its mission, and register online.
This annual family event is held in memory of Nicholas Theodore Strub, a native of Port Byron, Ill., a 2000 graduate of Riverdale High School, and a 2004 Alumnus of Iowa State University. Nick fought a courageous battle against the pediatric cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma, for more than 5-years, until he died at age 29.
Proceeds from the “Nick Teddy 5k” will benefit the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative (www.sarcomahelp.org), which works to award sarcoma research grants to expert investigators around the world. In 2013, the event registered more than 400 runners and raised over $25,000.
In its first two years, The Nick Teddy Foundation has raised more than $42,000 for research, and to support local Ewing’s patients and their families. Currently, several area children and young adults are affected by this disease.
Race Directors: Holly Larson 309-798-3081 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Charles Stelk 309-271-0029 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ! !
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