Businesses in the Quad Cities stepped up and made a Christmas wish come true.

In this frigid weather, the last thing any of us need is our furnace going out. I thought that was happening the other day with mine when it wouldn't get above 63 degrees. Thankfully, a quick service call and a few adjustments has my house toasty once again.

Not everyone has that luxury. Those who are homeless in the QC need a warm place for shelter. Christian Care in Rock Island has provided care to those in need for decades, including food, clothing and even counseling and resources. Sadly, just as they were about to open their doors this week, the heating and air conditioning unit went out.

According to,

"Unfortunately, the unit’s failure was unexpected, and Christian Care had no funds reserved for repairs. They sent a plea out to the public on Wednesday asking for assistance.

Thankfully, that call was answered. Christian Care is now reporting that some local businesses have come together and pitched in donations of a new system and installation."