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New Disaster Recovery Grants

The latest round of grants has been announced by the Quad Cities Community Foundation to help people and organizations in the area respond to the pandemic. The seven grants total 105,000 dollars and come from the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery fund.

They include Churches United, the Davenport School District, Friendly House, the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Quad Cities Community Broadcasting Group, and the Two Rivers YMCA.

WVIK, Quad Cities NPR, will also receive a grant to expand it news and reporting on the COVID-19 response.

The Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund recently surpassed $1 million in contributions, and with this third round of grants, has handed out 695,000 dollars.

The latest grants: 

 - Churches United of the Quad City Area, to expand provision of food to people being provided shelter in hotels-$7,500

- Davenport Community Schools, to enhance student safety and access to food and technology-$30,000
- Friendly House, to expand critical services to populations in need-$10,000

- Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, to expand critical business education and support services to members and minority-owned businesses-$10,000

- Quad Cities Community Broadcasting Group, to expand critical messaging and information to African American communities-$7,500

- Two Rivers YMCA, to expand essential childcare services-$25,000

- and WVIK Quad Cities NPR, to expand news and reporting on COVID-19 response-$15,000.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.
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