Recovery committee works on Q-C flood relief

Davenport firefighter Kelly Johnson hose off the mud and debris left behind by floodwaters on River Drive last week in downtown Davenport. Photo by GARY KRAMBECK / gkrambeck@qconline.com

Davenport firefighter Kelly Johnson hose off the mud and debris left behind by floodwaters on River Drive last week in downtown Davenport. Photo by GARY KRAMBECK / gkrambeck@qconline.com

In the past two weeks, $80,000 has been raised for the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Gifts have come from hundreds of individuals and businesses in the area, and all over the country.

The fund includes $10,000 lead gifts from the foundation's Board of Directors, the Quad Cities Osteopathic Foundation, Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, and Gray Television (the parent company of KWQC-TV6).

In coordination with needs identified by the Long Term Recovery Committee of the Quad Cities COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters), the Community Foundation will make grants from the fund to organizations to meet long-term needs of communities impacted on both sides of the river in the months ahead.

“When the waters go down, recede from public attention, the needs still exist,” Kelly Thompson, the foundation vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives, said Thursday.

Ted Stephens IIIGrant