Christian Care receives grant from Scott County Regional Authority


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Posted Online: Dec. 31, 2012, 11:58 am
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Press release submitted by Christian Care


Scott County Regional Authority Supports Domestic Violence Shelter and Rescue Mission

Rock Island, IL – The Scott County Regional Authority has awarded a $2,430 grant to help Christian Care purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for each of its facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men.

"Christian Care is grateful to the Scott County Regional Authority for supporting the men, women, and children we serve on a daily basis," said Dr. Elaine Winter, Christian Care's executive director. "This grant will permit us to purchase life-saving equipment, which is a tremendous relief for us. Christian Care's vision is to transform lives; we also want to save lives whenever possible. Having an AED at each of our facilities will help us to be that first lifeline of hope for anyone going into ventricular fibrillation."

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. It serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses.

Christian Care's community meal site is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you know of someone in need, call Christian Care's crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.

















 




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