TV6 Flood Donation drive grows to over $139,000

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - The one-day drive to college donations for flood recovery is over, but you can still make montetary contributions to the Quad Cities Community Foundation Flood Fund.
DONATE ONLINE: Donate at this link. or call 563-326-2840.

You can also donate supplies for flood clean-up to the Salvation Army Flood Donation Center which opens May 10th, in the former Office Max store at NorthPark Mall in Davenport.
Gensis Health System is also launching a Genesis Flood Relief Fund

You can also donate or buy a ticket to a flood relief benefit concert FloodFest on June 7th.

On Tuesday, KWQC-TV6 partnered with the Red Cross, United Way of the Quad Cities, TAG Communications and other area organizations to support local businesses and residents impacted by the Flood of '19.

As of Tuesday, May 21, more than $139,000 had been raised through our Shred Day event, in-person, phone call and in online donations.

Those donations included a $1,000 donation by TAG Communications, $10,000 from the Quad Cities Community Foundation Board of Directors and $10,000 given by Gray Media Group, Inc., KWQC-TV6's parent company. TV6 also held its Shred Day Event where $6,000 was raised for the Quad Cities Community Foundation's Flood Fund.

During TV6's flood drive, people from all over the region came out to drop off donations at the KWQC-TV6 studio in Davenport and the Taxslayer Center in Moline.

All donations will be given to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The Foundation will distribute those funds to area organizations supporting flood relief efforts. These include the Red Cross Midwest Flood Relief Fund, which continues to support the hardest hit communities in both Iowa and Illinois.

The Quad Cities Community Foundation is part of the Long Term Recovery Committee of the QC Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD), which works to coordinate and meet needs during disaster recovery. The fund will be granted to meet needs and priorities identified by that group, with oversight by the Community Foundation's board.

TV6 is grateful to the Red Cross, United Way of the Quad Cities, TAG, The Quad City Storm, TaxSlayer Center, Quad City Times and Davenport’s Hilltop Campus Village for helping plan and execute this important event.

All donations will be given to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The Foundation will distribute those funds to area organizations supporting flood relief efforts. These include the Red Cross Midwest Flood Relief Fund, which continues to support the hardest hit communities in both Iowa and Illinois.

While the drive may be over, you can still donate online by going to this link: this link.

We're all in this together - so let's do our best work TOGETHER!