iHeartMedia Quad Cities is coming together with our community this Monday, April 6th, for "Unite Quad Cities"...a one-day, all-hands-on-deck, giving event to support our community's relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of the donations go to the Quad Cities Disaster Relief Fund, which supports local organizations supporting vulnerable citizens of the Quad Cities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Give online at UNITEquadcities.org or text UNITEQC (in all caps) to 41444 to give via text.
Quad Cities businesses, and a family, have stepped up to offer a challenge match for “Unite Quad Cities for COVID-19 Recovery,” the 24-hour giving event on Monday, April 6. The first $150,000 donated this Monday will be matched dollar-for-dollar. All contributions will support the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation.
The challenge match is made possible thanks to a $50,000 gift from First Midwest Bank, a $30,000 gift from Sears Seating, $25,000 gifts from Modern Woodmen of America and MidAmerican Energy, and $20,000 from Mike and Monique Gorsline.
Media, foundations and nonprofit funders in the Quad Cities are uniting to support the community’s response during this COVID-19 pandemic. “Unite Quad Cities for COVID-19 Recovery” will be a 24-hour giving event this Monday, April 6.
All contributions will support the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The fund was activated three weeks ago with lead support from the Community Foundation, United Way of the Quad Cities, and Regional Development Authority.
Donations are already being accepted online at www.unitequadcities.org or by phone by texting “UNITEQC” to 41444. One-hundred percent of contributions will be granted back into the community.
This isn’t the first time the region has rallied resources and expertise to amplify immediate needs in the region during times of crisis. Last year, KWQC TV6 led a fund drive for the Disaster Recovery Fund to support long-term recovery efforts from the flood of 2019. “At TV6, inspiration comes from our community and all the creative ways people are supporting their neighbors and local businesses during these extraordinary times.” said Sue Ramsett, vice president and general manager at KWQC TV6. “This time, we’ve invited all local broadcasters to team up for ‘Unite Quad Cities.’ By joining forces we can make a singular message clear: that we are all in this together and we will all get through this together.”