People have not only donated their time to help those impacted by the months of flooding, with sandbagging and clean up, but with money as well. Starting June 6, 2019, the Quad Cities Community Foundation is passing out some of the money collected.
More than $120,000 has been raised so far, but for this first grant, they will only be passing out $25,000. All the money will be distributed overtime.
"It's going to help families work with a disaster case manager to access other resources that are available to them first, like FEMA, insurance, or other state and federal dollars.,” said Kelly Thompson, vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives at the Community Foundation. "There will certainty be gaps where money will not come in from those other resources and that's where the money from this will come in." Read more...