Local Outreach

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Adopt a Highway

In October, 1996, St. James assumed the responsibility of cleaning up a 0.8-mile stretch of 14th Street West in south Rock Island. This activity occurs four times a year. It usually takes about an hour to do the job. The second pickup date for 2022 will be on Saturday, July 9 at 8:45 am.

We meet at the eastern parking lot of Mel McKay Park in South Rock Island. Please wear sturdy shoes. Safety vests, gloves, garbage bags, grabbers, and garbage bag holders will be provided.

Hunger Education, Advocacy and Response Team (HEART)

Members of the HEART serve four suppers each year at Christian Care in Rock Island. They also organize weekly donations of food items to a nearby food pantry.  New HEART members are always welcome!​

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