Steve Gottcent

submitted / Christian Care

A homeless shelter and meal site in Rock Island is asking for more than donations of coats, hats, and mittens. Christian Care has started a new program for people who can support it with regular, ongoing financial donations.

The US economy may be booming, but it's not booming for everyone. One indicator is the meal site in downtown Rock Island run by Christian Care, where attendance is up 19% from the spring and up 7% from the same time a year ago.