UPDATE: Staff at King’s Harvest Ministries is evacuating it’s homeless shelter and closing down.
Thursday’s storm damaged the roof, ripping chunks off. Ceiling tiles are missing and water is leaking from the damaged roof.
Bricks from the chimney fell onto the air conditioner crushing it.
The Red Cross is stepping in to help the shelter relocate all guests until the shelter is safe again.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — There were a lot of reports of damage from the storms that came through the area late Thursday night into early Friday morning, October 7, 2016. One victim was the Kings Harvest Ministries homeless shelter located at 824 W. 3rd St. in downtown Davenport.
In a post to their Facebook page early Friday morning, the ministry detailed some devastating damage that occurred to their building.
“Please keep Kings Harvest in your prayers we’ve been hit by the tornado and lightning. We have a lot of damage and a shelter full of homeless people. No power and water pouring in. We lost our new roof , chimney blown to pieces, our sign is gone and ceilings have caved in from the third floor all the way to the first floor where our meal site is. The fire department is there now.”
The shelter is accepting donations to help them get back on their feet. Checks can be mailed to Kings Harvest Ministries, 5837 Wisconsin Ave, Davenport, IA 52806. Donations can also be made online at their website, http://www.kingsharvest.net/, or on their Facebook page.