On Wednesday, the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low A; Midwest League) and Genesis Health System announced a $100,000 donation that will go toward local flood relief efforts.
The Quad-Cities region was affected by historic flooding on the Mississippi River earlier this year. Both the River Bandits and Genesis Health System have worked actively to assist in recovery efforts, and they announced at the River Bandits’ Modern Woodmen Park on Wednesday that they are donating $100,000 toward local flood relief efforts.
At the press conference announcing the donation, River Bandits owner Dave Heller noted the community support that went into the effort how it makes the Quad-Cities region a special place. More from the Quad-City Times:
[Genesis Health System president and CEO Doug] Cropper, Heller and River Bandits co-owner Roby Smith and Davenport mayor Frank Klipsch participated in a news conference at Modern Woodmen Park announcing the donation.
“Everywhere I go, I talk about how special the Quad-Cities is and what a wonderful, special place it is and this illustrates that, neighbors helping neighbors,” Heller said.
“Many of these dollars were raised by fans attending games, reaching into their pockets and giving what they could and that type of support from within the community, that’s what makes the Quad-Cities special.”
A total of $33,000 will go toward Humility Homes and Services, with another $27,000 to be donated to the Grow Iowa Fund. Another $40,000 is set to be allocated to similar organizations.