Each household that lived at 324 Main Street in downtown Davenport is now eligible for a total of $3,500 in financial assistance from the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation.

The fund was activated after the partial building collapse earlier this summer. Donors from the Quad Cities region and across the country donated to support the fund.

“In partnership with Disaster Ready Quad Cities, and Quad Cities Open Network and their Supplemental Emergency Assistance program, we have been able to steadily convert these generous donations into grants that result in direct financial assistance to the individuals and families impacted,” said Kelly Thompson, vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives at the Community Foundation and chair of the long term recovery committee with Disaster Ready Quad Cities. “Outreach workers from several local nonprofit agencies have connected with most eligible households to make sure they know they can access these resources. People have used funds for rent and deposit on new apartments, furniture, transportation, or even gift cards to use flexibly as they need to.”

Support Available For Households Previously Living At 324 Main Street in Davenport

Some people, however, have been difficult to get in touch with due to a lack of phone numbers or wrong numbers. “We are taking every measure we can to reach all affected households to get these funds in their hands and help them start over,” Thompson added. “We are asking for the community’s help to do that.”

Funds are available to those households that were residents of 324 Main and registered earlier this summer with the American Red Cross, including the families of the three residents who passed away in the building collapse. There is no income restriction to receive these funds.

If a household that lived in 324 Main Street is already working with SAL Community Services’ Open Door, Humility Homes and Services, Community Action of Eastern Iowa, or The Salvation Army, please contact assigned outreach workers to access the funds.

If a household is not currently working with any agency, please contact SAL Community Services’ Open Door at (563) 265-5500 and ask for Tammy Trice.

Support Available For Households Previously Living At 324 Main Street in Davenport
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Support Available For Households Previously Living At 324 Main Street in Davenport

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