How you can help recovery efforts in the Quad Cities

This spring, the Mississippi River rose to levels above its banks that we have not seen in the Quad Cities for decades. And as it did, Quad Citizens sprang into action to rescue people, to save businesses, and provide housing for displaced neighbors and friends. 

At the Quad Cities Community Foundation, we have been actively reaching out to our partners. Organizations directly impacted by the flooding can let us know what help they need by calling us at (563) 326-2840. We will continue to find ways to support our beautiful community as we work to recover in the long-term. We invite you to follow our Facebook page and website for updates.

Ways to help LONG-TERM recovery efforts

The Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund provides swift, flexible support to organizations in Rock Island and Scott Counties, and ensures we have the resources to target our community’s recovery efforts in the weeks and months ahead.

Ways to help IMMEDIATE recovery efforts

  1. Make a donation to the American Red Cross or volunteer by calling the local office at (309) 743-2166. 

  2. Make a donation to the Salvation Army. You can text Flood2019 and the amount of your donation to 41444.

  3. Volunteer to help with relief now and in the coming weeks by calling (563) 484-3086.


Community Resources

Scott County residents can also receive case management assistance and, if income-eligible, disaster grant funding through Community Action of Eastern Iowa. Details are posted here.

People living in Illinois and directly affected by the flood can also call Project NOW Community Action Agency at (309) 793-6391 to seek the direct assistance they can provide.

Iowa Legal Aid is providing support for issues that arise from recovery legal matters. Find details on their website.

Ted Stephens III