Habitat for Humanity Quad-Cities is looking for more financial help - from organizations, companies, groups and individuals.
Habitat helps people who need a decent place to live by providing interest-free mortgages to partner families who will live in the houses, which are constructed with volunteer labor.
Volunteers come from churches, individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses and community groups. In the Quad-City area, 60 homes have been completed since Habitat was established here in 1993.
Julie Wilkinson, director of development for Habitat, said helping hands are always needed. But now donations are down. "The bigger need now is funding. We know that a lot of groups and organization want to volunteer," she said.
So, Habitat is looking for groups to become Work Day sponsors - for Saturday or weekday efforts - to provide volunteer labor plus offer financial donations.
Habitat also is always looking for help from people to provide Saturday lunches for the volunteers.
For more information, call Habitat at (563) 359-9066.
River City Connections movesRiver City Connections has moved to the Walnut Center, 4811 N. Brady St., Davenport, owner Rick Dywiak said. It previously was located at 5327 Carey Ave., Davenport.
River City sells Sprint and Nextel cell phones, two-way radios and is a Nextel authorized device support location. It formerly was called River City Communications, Dywiak said.
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SCORE Chapter hosts workshopThe July workshop of the Quad-Cities SCORE chapter will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Illinois Quad-City Chamber of Commerce, 622 19th St., Moline. The topic, "How to Really Prepare Your Business Plan," covers material for a startup or existing business.
Registration begins at
8:45 a.m. Cost is $40 per person in advance and $20 for each additional person in the same business group. The fee includes lunch. Military veterans can attend at no charge.
Call (309) 797-0082 for reservations. Payment must be received no later than Thursday.