Another Opportunity to Get or Give Help Recovering from the Flood

Aug 16, 2019

Some flood victims still have sandbags, ruined drywall, and flood debris to get rid of. And thanks to donors and Habitat for Humanity, help is available to renters and homeowners for flood clean up. 

Kelly Thompson from the Quad Cities Community Foundation
Credit submitted / Quad Cities Community Foundation

The Quad Cities Community Foundation is giving the local Habitat chapter $51,000 from its disaster recovery fund.

Kelly Thompson, from the foundation, says the money will pay for a project coordinator to work for Habitat for the next four months.

The community foundation is part of QC COAD, a group of local organizations that work on helping people and businesses recover from disasters. She says one of its committees identified the ongoing need for help.

So far, Thompson says more than $210,000 has been donated to the disaster recovery fund. And nearly half of the money has already been distributed.

To get help, residents of Rock Island County should call Project NOW at (309) 793-6391. Residents of Scott County should call Community Action of Eastern Iowa at (563) 324-3236. 

In addition, volunteers who want to help Habitat with this effort may sign up online through the United Way of the Quad Cities, or by calling Habitat's local office at (563) 359-9066.

Thompson says volunteers will be asked to pick up and remove debris from yards and homes. And they'll be expected to help deep clean inside homes and apartments. Habitat will organize teams of eight volunteers who will be needed to commit half a day working at each project site.

The foundation also continues to accept donations for the local disaster recovery fund