MOLINE, Ill. — With the Mississippi River at Rock Island starting to get back in its banks, The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities is helping people get a head start on cleanup.
The organization is giving out flood cleanup kits to those in flood-affected areas, in Davenport and Moline starting Monday, May, 8. To get a free cleanup kit, The Salvation Army is asking you to bring your driver's license.
The kits will be available for pickup:
- In Illinois: 2200 5th Avenue, Moline, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, (309) 764-2811
- In Iowa: 100 Kirkwood Boulevard, Davenport, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, (563) 324-4808
The kits will include push brooms, push mops with collapsible handles, squeegees, gloves, and cleaning chemicals.
News 8's Charles Hart spoke with an employee for The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities, John Hofer, who said they're trying to help relieve some of the stress of flood recovery.
"Knowing that people are out there supporting them," Hofer said. "And our idea is just to let them know that you know the community recognizes the efforts they're going through. And we're here to support them and their needs as they go through it."
Hofer also said even though people may not need to use the kits right away, since the water isn't back in its banks yet, they still wanted to start early.
As of Monday, May 8 the National Weather Service - Quad Cities said the Mississippi River at Rock Island is expected to dip below major flood stage on Thursday, May 11.
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