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The 38 beds at Christian Care Rescue Mission, 2209 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

Christian Care was awarded grant funding of $2,000 from the Wilbert and Carol Keppy Charitable Foundation, $1,000 from the Harris Family Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend and $1,769 from the Mel McKay Trust.

Funds will be used for programs and services provided by Christian Care,  the only homeless men’s shelter in the Illinois Quad-Cities. It serves men ages 18 or older in need of safe shelter, food and clothing.

Established in 1916, by founder Guy Rodgers, Christian Care (formerly the Rock Island Rescue Mission) has served the Quad-City homeless population for more than 100 years.

--Times staff

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