Children enjoying the sights and sounds of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train’s return to the Davenport riverfront in December and homeless children sheltered at Winnie’s Place will have a little something extra in their goodie bags this year, thanks to a generous $200 gift by the Junior Donations Committee of SSAB of Iowa, Inc.

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges and accepts this contribution from our corporate partner in Muscatine.

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges the continued support of our hunger and shelter ministries by the Mary Iva Gittens Knouse Trust.

This $2,000 grant award will help us serve individuals and families at our 24 neighborhood food pantries, 3 hot meal sites and Winnie’s Place, the only emergency shelter in the Illinois Quad Cities for homeless women and children who may have survived domestic abuse.

Rev. Dr. Melvin Grimes has been selected by the Churches United of the Quad City Area Board of Directors to serve as Interim Executive Director. Dr. Grimes will continue the tradition of Christian faith-based leadership until a new Executive Director is chosen to replace Anne Wachal, who stepped down in December.

The Endowment Committee of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline has approved a funding request for $2,000 toward shelter repairs at Winnie’s Place, the only emergency shelter in the Illinois Quad Cities for women, with or without children, who are homeless and/or survivors of domestic abuse. In addition to shelter, food, and basic needs, Winnie’s Place offers counseling, advocacy, and education in life skills to help these women and their families build toward a more successful future.

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges the generous support for Winnie’s Place from the Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant Program.

The Churches United Board of Directors regretfully announces that Executive Director Anne Wachal is stepping down from Churches United after 19 years of service and leadership for the organization.

Ministries Supported by Easter Family Fund

Churches United of the Quad City Area ministries has received a most generous $5,000 grant from the Easter Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. Funds will be used to support our hunger, shelter and community outreach ministries that include offering financial assistance to people in need.

Rauch Family Foundation Funds RI County Pantries & Meal Sites

Winnie’s Place, the only emergency shelter for women and children in the Illinois Quad Cities, gratefully accepts a generous $2,500 grant award from Modern Woodmen of America.

Churches United of the Quad City Area is pleased to accept a generous $2,000 grant award from Iowa 80 Group, Inc.

Funds will be used to assist in covering general operating costs that help Churches United keep food on the table at our 3 hot meal sites and on the shelves at 26 food pantries in the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities.

Celebrate the 4th and help feed the hungry by bringing donations of nonperishable food items to the annual Bettendorf parade and festival. Volunteers and staff at Churches United of the Quad City Area will be accepting donations along the parade route and during the festival under our tent located at Spruce Hills Drive and Middle Road. All food collected will go directly to the 26 food pantries and 3 hot meal sites operated by Churches United in the Quad Cities.

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