Christian Care receives grant from Melvin McKay Trust


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 9:09 am
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Press release submitted by Christian Care


Local domestic violence shelter receives funding

The Melvin McKay Charitable Trust supports children's advocacy program

Rock Island, IL – The Melvin McKay Trust has awarded a grant to financially assist Christian Care's Children's Advocacy Program. "We are very appreciative of this support," said Dr. Elaine Winter, the organization's executive director. "Our Children's Advocacy Program is one of our core services, and is vital in facilitating the psychological and emotional healing of our young residents—the silent victims. The future of many of these children will be greatly enhanced because of the Melvin McKay Charitable Trust."

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 illness.

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 6:00 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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1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
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