Valley Construction has led an effort throughout the Quad-Cities to collect supplies that will help Houston residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Rock Island’s first responders have come through with more than $1,800 in supplies to be donated toward the relief effort.
The men and women of the Rock Island Police Department, Rock Island Fire Department, the Rock Island Police Benevolent & Protective Association Unit 3, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 57, and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 26 teamed up to purchase the emergency supplies.
The supplies will be loaded into a Valley Construction trailer at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Island Police Department.
Valley Construction is working to fill two semitrailers to deliver to the Houston area. Anyone with supplies to donate can drop them off at the Quad-City Times, 500 E. 3rd St., Davenport; Duck Creek Tire, 4000 Middle Road in Bettendorf; Two Rivers YMCA at 2040 53rd St., Moline; and Rock Island Heritage Church, 4801 44th St., Rock Island.
Items needed include plastic totes, bleach, flashlights and batteries, mops, brooms, shovels, diapers, water or Gatorade, pet food, personal hygiene items, towels and paper towels, dish soap, laundry detergent, gloves and first-aid kits.
For more information, contact Greg Hass, president of Valley Construction at email@example.com.
Also, the Jewish Federation of North American is raising money for relief for the victims of Hurricane Irma, as well as victims of all 2017 hurricanes.
The Federation’s relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey already have raised more than $10 million, which the Federation said is one-third of the estimated $30 million needed to rebuild. The funds have come from Jewish Federations around the nation, as well as foundations and the Government of Israel, and already are being put to work.