Quad Cities Community Foundation announces $25,000 grant for area flood victims

MEG MCLAUGHLIN / mmclaughlin@qconline.com

MEG MCLAUGHLIN / mmclaughlin@qconline.com

from The Quad City Times

A $25,000 grant is being offered for individual disaster assistance to victims of major flooding in Scott and Rock Island counties, according to the Quad Cities Community Foundation.

The foundation says the grant is possible because of the generous donations made by residents, groups and businesses to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund. The money is going to the Supplemental Emergency Assistance Program, a communal emergency fund accessed by more than 50 area social service agencies, according to the foundation.

“Individuals and families are in need of more support than existing resources are able to meet, given the scale of this disaster,” Kelly Thompson, a vice president of the foundation, said in a statement Wednesday. “This initial grant will allow us to begin to fill that gap.”