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Ministry News

Scottish Rite Grant Supports Shelter

Churches United Executive Director Rev. Dr. Melvin Grimes, Associate Director Betsy Vanausdeln and Marketing & Grants Director Teresa LaBella were honored to attend the annual grant award and recognition dinner at the Davenport Masonic Center on Tuesday, June 26th.

Rev. Grimes gratefully accepted the grant for $700 from the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation and the Davenport Scottish…

Thank you, Friendly Thrift Center!

Friendly Thrift Center of Davenport has awarded a $1,000 grant to Churches United of the Quad City Area.

Funds will primarily be used to produce our 2018-2019 Directory of Churches to help keep our community up to date on contact information and worship service schedules at our 136 Member Churches and churches throughout the area.

Thank you, Friendly Thrift Center, for sharing your…

Moline Foundation Funds RI County Food Pantries

 

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges our continued partnership with and heartfelt thanks to The Moline Foundation for the $3,500 grant award in support of our 12 food pantries in Rock Island County.

The Moline Foundation was established in 1953 to encourage philanthropy and create opportunities to improve the quality of life for present and future generations…

SCRA Grant Funds Fresh Food at Pantries

Volunteers at our 13 food pantries in Scott County will offer fresh food to individuals and families in need this summer, thanks to a generous $18,000 grant from the Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA).

The SCRA has awarded a total of $81,341,379 in grants since 1991. These funds are generated from gaming receipts received through the Isle Casino in Bettendorf.  The mission of the SCRA…

Junior Board of Rock Island Awards Grant to Winnie's Place

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges the continued support of our shelter ministry by the Junior Board of Rock Island.

This $500 grant award supports services provided at Winnie's Place, the only emergency shelter in the Illinois Quad Cities for women, with or without children, who are homeless for any reason but may be survivors of domestic violence.

For…

Hunger Ministry Grant Serves Military Families

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges the continues support of our hunger ministry by the Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club.

The $250 grant award serves military families in the Quad Cities that are in need of emergency food. Individuals and families receive 3-5 days of non-perishable and seasonal fresh food at our 24 neighborhood food pantries.  One of our three hot…

Knouse Trust Grant Supports Hunger and Shelter Ministries

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.

The $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 women and children who may have…

The Bechtel Trusts Funds Hunger Ministry

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges and accepts a $5,000 grant award from The Bechtel Trusts to help us feed the hungry receiving free food at our 12 food pantries in Scott County.

Grant funds allow these food pantries to purchase non-perishable and seasonal fresh food, dry goods and supplies and put food on the table and basic necessities in the cupboards of individuals…

Thank You Rotary Club of Rock Island

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges and accepts a $1,000 grant award from the Rotary Club of Rock Island to help us feed the hungry receiving free food at our five food pantries in the City of Rock Island.

Illinois Conference of the UCC Awards Grant for Hunger Ministry

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges and accepts a $4,000 grant award from the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ in support of our hunger ministry.

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