Day of Caring 2018 Renewed Shelter, Invigorated Quad Cities

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On Thursday, April 17, in addition to 15 volunteers working in our Fresh Start Donation Center, 110 volunteers from John Deere, Midland Communications, and Russell Construction joined forces and spread out across Davenport in the United Way’s Day of Caring 2018. Volunteers worked at three of our 16 Humility of Mary Housing homes, the Humility of Mary Shelter, and the Humility of Mary Housing offices.
In just a few hours the groups showed the transformational power of putting our hands and hearts together to make positive change!

Day of Caring 2018 Accomplishments

The groups mowed, trimmed bushes, weeded, and cleared  brush. They planted new native grasses, seasonal and perennial flowers. Volunteers spread mulch and re-striped a parking lot. In addition, they also cleaned the Shelter’s floors, bathrooms, laundry room, washed windows and common areas.
The Spring Day of Caring volunteer projects across the Quad Cities included reading with students at elementary schools, spending time and playing games with kids, staffing a mobile food pantry, helping at a financial literacy fair for high school students, creating a greenhouse at a school, beautification projects, and much more.
Our thanks to everyone who came out to lend a hand!
day of caring 2018

Team of volunteers from John Deere deep clean the day room of our Shelter on the United Way Day of Caring 2018,