Family Resources in the Quad Cities is gathering new items to help those in our community.

Being in domestic violence is hard. Leaving that relationship can be even harder, and for some, even deadly.  I have experienced this myself, first-hand when I left my abusive marriage many years ago. It was such an overwhelming feeling. The fear alone was nearly debilitating. Coming out of the 'fog' and getting the help we needed was the biggest necessity and priority.

Many women and children face the same thing daily, right here in our community. Having things like toilet paper, clothes (because many have to flee without them) and basic household items helps these families on their journey away from violence and towards self-reliance and healing. All too often, it's these basic provisions (food, clothing, shelter) that continues the cycle of domestic violence and unthinkable contol.

Family Resources houses women and children in the Quad Cities, in hopes of helping  them break free and live healthier lives. They all need our help.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. you can help. At 13 area Quad Cities Hy-Vee locations, including Clinton and Muscatine, Fill the Truck with new, basic needs items. It isn't just the obvious items like toiletries and toothbrushes. It's deodorant, hair care products, femine hygiene products, diapers, wipes and things children need, also.

Join the cause and get more information at the Fill the Truck Family Resources Facebook Event page.

Please consider stopping at Hy-Vee and making donations of daily items we take for granted. It could be the kindness to a woman and child that sparks hope for a better life.