Iowa Giving Crew started as a group of friends from the Cedar Rapids area who banded together to do some good in our local communities.
Raising funds and marshaling resources within our collective networks to serve those in need throughout our community.
In collaborative effort the United Way of East Central Iowa, Metro Catholic Outreach, Willis Dady Homeless Services, Waypoint, Marion Cares, Helping Hands Ministry, Family Promise of Linn County, Linn County General Assistance, HACAP, City of Cedar Rapids and the Salvation Army have created the Providing Assistance to Community Homeowners (PATCH) program, which utilizes community organizations and volunteers to help homeowners with short-term home repairs.
The Iowa Giving Crew has stepped in to help fund the system. After hearing about PATCH and other post-derecho work, the organization committed to be a part of the solution.
Iowa Giving Crew will invest $40,000 they have raised for derecho-related needs into the project, along with UWECI’s $60,000 contribution. Having $100,000 to seed the collaboration will increase the ability for more individuals to be served.
These nonprofit collaborations not only help fill gaps in the community, but also provide a greater understanding of gaps that need to be filled in the future.
Those interested in the rent utility program can call 319-366-7999 to see if they qualify.
With the support of our gracious donors, here is a sample of what we were able to accomplish in 2020:
In 2021, Iowa Giving Crew will continue to help our community out however we can. We are actively planning on ways to do that. Hopefully in 2021 there won't be as many challenges to deal with. However, we will be ready to help out if there are. With the continued support from all of you, people know we will be there when needed.
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