Power of Community Competition
Join us anytime at our Bettendorf Branch and Corporate Center during our Community Celebration week and vote for your favorite nonprofit listed below. The winner will be awarded $5,000 from R.I.A. FCU to help further their mission. Voting begins Monday, April 6 and competition closes at 1pm on April 11.
Honor Flight of the Quad Cities
Mission of Honor Flight:
The intention is to honor as many of our local and regional heroes who were selfless in their military duty, with a free trip to visit their memorial.
At this time, Honor Flight serves the following veterans:
First, are the terminally ill from any war, then WWII veterans and then Korea Veterans.
In 2014 they sent:
54 WWII veterans
308 Korea Veterans
1 Vietnam Veteran who was terminally ill
Since 2008 Honor Flight has sent 2813 veterans to Washington DC to see their memorials.
Junior Achievement of the Heartland
Junior Achievement is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and fiscal choices. JA programs are delivered by business-experienced volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship. Locally, Junior Achievement of the Heartland serves 24 counties in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and Grant County in Wisconsin. More than 55,000 kindergarten through high school students benefit from JA programs each year. For more information visit www.jaheartland.org.
River Bend Foodbank
River Bend Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, distributing more than 8.8 million lbs of food annually to more than 300 charitable feeding programs throughout a 22 county service area in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Childhood hunger programs include the Backpack Program which provides up to 2000 Quad City children with nourishing food to take home on the weekends during the school year, the Kids Café Program providing evening meals to children at three sites, the Mobile Food Pantries which directly feeds thousands of families each month, and the school pantries which serve needy children and their families. Learn More