Kelly Thompson

School children and the homeless will be the beneficiaries of some major grants. Wednesday, the Quad Cities Community Foundation awarded 100,000 dollar Transformation Grants - to the United Township and East Moline school districts, and to Humility Homes and Services.

Foundation Vice President Kelly Thompson says the two school districts will use their grant to begin the process to insure students have WIFI access in their homes.

Flood Recovery Help

Jul 1, 2019

Now that the need for immediate help has mostly passed, two agencies are handling most of the assistance for flood victims.

Nonprofits Train for Disaster

Apr 13, 2016
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend

Many local non-profits aren't prepared for disasters. That's according to the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, which is training non-profit employees in Rock Island and Scott counties.

Program Director, Kelly Thompson, says a lot of charities don't take time to plan for tornadoes, flooding, and manmade disasters. Or, they don't pay enough attention to it. 

The Community Foundation encourages as many workers as possible from the non-profits to attend the disaster prep sessions.