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Alert Iowa is a county/statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system used by state and local authorities to quickly disseminate emergent & non-emergent information to residents in counties that utilize the system. This third-party platform is called Smart 911 by Rave Mobility. More information about Scott County EMA Alert Iowa by clicking here...
August 20th, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Scott County Emergency Management Agency
1100 E 46th St, Davenport, IA
Disaster Ready Quad Cities is offering the Volunteer Reception Center Training Workshop for individuals in the Quad Cities Region. This training and exercise will provide participants from local agencies and organizations that have a role in coordinating and/or utilizing spontaneous volunteers during a disaster. Participants will have the opportunity to work together as a unified team in establishing, managing, and demobilizing a Volunteer Reception Center.
The training will be led by Abby Lillpop, National EDEN (Extension Disaster Education Network) Project Coordinator, Purdue University Extension Disaster Specialist, Indiana VOA Vice President.
Through this two-session workshop, you will learn to create a simple disaster action plan that mitigates the risks to your facilities and clients; help you understand and evaluate your organization’s specific risks for disaster; and, help you become more proactive in helping your residents, clients, and staff survive and thrive during disaster situations.
This two-part workshop will be held on two consecutive Tuesdays:
Session #1 – February 23, 2021, 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Session #2 – March 2, 2021, 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Once you have completed the workshop, your organization will be able to schedule a virtual technical assistance conference with University of Illinois Extension staff who will help you in the development of your organization’s own disaster action plan.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation wants to ensure that Illinois consumers are aware of COVID-19 relief options that are available to them. Today, IDFPR released an educational one pager for consumers to quickly and easily learn about their federal relief options when it comes to evictions, mortgages, and student loans. “At this unprecedented time of financial hardship, it is essential that consumers know and understand their options. Through our agency’s outreach, we hope to ensure that every Illinois resident takes advantage of the relief they qualify for,” said IDFPR Secretary Deborah Hagan. Federal deadlines are fast approaching. It is imperative that consumers take action quickly.
For more information on how Illinois residents can get help preventing eviction, paying their mortgage and avoiding default on their student loans click here.
The State of Iowa has received federal funding from FEMA to offer free virtual counseling and assistance to those affected, in any way, by COVID-19. Counseling sessions with virtual counselors are available by video, chat or phone. COVID Recovery Iowa provides counseling, virtual activities, referrals and help finding resources to any Iowan seeking assistance or a listening ear.
Iowans of all ages may join groups online to find support and learn creative strategies for coping with the effects of the pandemic. COVID Recovery Iowa will announce additional programs in the coming weeks to help Iowans build coping skills and resilience. Click here for more information.
Heart of Hope Ministries has a food pantry every Thursday 4:30-6:30. They also have Friday delivery of food to the elderly and disabled. Individuals in need of assistance must call 309-428-4752 by 2:00 PM on Wednesday in order to receive a delivery.
The Salvation Army Quad Cities Family Services provides homeless prevention and shelter services to families in Scott and Rock Island Counties. Please call Kelle Larned our Program Director at (563) 324-4808 or email her at Kelle_Larned@usc.salvationarmy.org to get answers to your questions, donate or volunteer to help others.
To request food or diapers, please click on the button above to fill out a short form. You have the choice to have your items delivered to your doorstep or to pick the items up at our office. If you continue to need food or diapers, or both, you can come back here to ask for more on a regular basis. If you have any trouble requesting food or diapers, please call 563-324-3236, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans received or are currently receiving unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time. It’s important for these individuals to know that unemployment compensation is taxable.