Two new homeless shelters opening

Originally Posted Online: April 26, 2013, 6:52 pm
Last Updated: April 26, 2013, 8:53 pm
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By Leon Lagerstam,

An open house for two new homeless shelters for single men and women will be held 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the King's Harvest building, 824 W. 3rd St., Davenport.

The shelters will open for business Wednesday.

King's Harvest Ministries is a nonprofit, 501c(3) charitable organization with a mission of serving the poor and homeless in the Quad-Cities by providing hot meals, shelter, groceries, pet assistance and various other community needs.

The new shelters for single people will be open year-round. An existing shelter for mothers with children also will remain open year-round.

A winter overflow shelter operated by King's Harvest served 327 people last year. When it closed this spring, 55 people still needed shelter, prompting creation of the new shelters.

Donations and volunteers are sought. Call 563-570-4536 to volunteer. Mail donations to 5837 Wisconsin Ave., Davenport, IA 52806 or visit

People attending the open house are directed to use a small door in front of the West 3rd Street location.


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