Rock Island, IL – A $1,500 award was granted to the Christian Care Center in Rock Island, IL. The funds will be used to build two additional vegetable garden beds at the shelter. “By providing safe shelter, support and resources, Christian Care empowers the homeless to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives.” The garden will help defray the cost of fresh vegetables for our meal service.
Christian Care is the only homeless men’s shelter in the Illinois Quad-Cities, serving men ages 18+ who are in need of safe shelter, food and clothing. Established in 1916, by founder Guy Rodgers, Christian Care (formerly the Rock Island Rescue Mission) has served our community’s homeless population for over 100 years by transforming the lives of the least, the last and the lost.