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New Quad-Cities United Way Music Video Urges All of Us to Work Together

October 30th, 2020
New Quad-Cities United Way Music Video Urges All of Us to Work Together

Last year, spoken-word artist Aubrey Barnes and singer-songwriter Delores Westbrook-Tingle partnered to make a new song that summarizes what United Way of the Quad Cities is all about – “Together.” That inspiring song – which kicked off the July 2019 unveiling of United Way’s African-American Leadership Society (AALS) and was part of the September 2019 launch of “Amplify Quad Cities: The Soundtrack” – has now been made into a five-minute video to support the nonprofit’s racial equity effort. “We need to stand strong – walking together in this community,” sings Westbrook-Tingle.... Read More

Quad-Cities Institutions Put Their Money Where the Equity Is

October 28th, 2020
Quad-Cities Institutions Put Their Money Where the Equity Is

Thirteen banks and credit unions serving the Quad-Cities have pooled their resources to give more than $130,000 to the United Way’s United for Equity Fund, created to address and solve inequities in education, income and health. Among the financial institutions are Ascentra Credit Union, Bank of America, BankORION, Blackhawk Bank & Trust, Blue Grass Savings Bank, Deere Employees Credit Union, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, Northwest Bank and Trust, Quad City Bank & Trust, R.I.A. Federal Credit Union, SENB Bank, TBK Bank and The Family Credit Union. “We are so grateful to the Quad-Cities... Read More

United Way Quad Cities Challenges Community to Create Equity

September 15th, 2020
United Way Quad Cities Challenges Community to Create Equity

Most every American civil rights struggle throughout history has sought a simple solution – equality. For one segment of the population to earn and enjoy the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. It’s not been easy, to say the least. In addition to this year’s devastating coronavirus epidemic, catastrophic unemployment, social isolation and extreme weather events, the nation has been convulsed for months over the Black Lives Matter movement and related protests. United Way Quad Cities has capitalized on this unique time to offer a 21-Day Equity Challenge. In one of two remaining... Read More

Q-C Storm Wins Amos Award, Donates To United Way

June 23rd, 2019
Q-C Storm Wins Amos Award, Donates To United Way

Earlier this month, local hockey team the Quad City Storm were named Wanda Amos award winners; the award given by the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) for superior community service. With the award, the league granted the team $1,000 to donate to a non-profit organization of their choice.   The Storm presented United Way of the Quad Cities CEO Rene Gellerman with the $1,000 check for her organization after winning the award. #QCStormCares  Read More