Davenport, Iowa One Eighty prevents crisis, poverty, and addiction before it happens, reaches out to those who are in crisis, poverty, and addiction and develops those who were in crisis, poverty, and addiction. We do this by helping people build a relationship with Jesus Christ
STATS AND PROGRESS
$2,000 / $ $33,352.80
Money Raised (USD)
Who Are You Helping?
One Eighty exists to bring hope, love and opportunity to people and communities impacted by crisis, poverty, or addiction. One Eighty prevents crisis, poverty, and addiction before it happens, reaches out to those who are in crisis, poverty, and addiction and develops those who were in crisis, poverty, and addiction. We do this by helping people build a relationship with Jesus Christ and assisting local churches and organizations to connect with their communities. One Eighty prides itself in not being a “flop house”. We provide a unique opportunity for our residents through our Work Program (One Eighty Enterprises). We take time to train our residents to provide them with the skills they need to perform in the areas they are hired. Our Enterprises are all started and run by graduates of our program. We are insured, and the services we offer come with a combined 75 years of experience. We are proud to be able to train our residents, give them the skills for future job opportunities, and ultimately close a “job gap” for them. The money made from Enterprises goes directly back into One Eighty to help offset costs of running the ministry.
What is the problem?
There currently is a huge water crisis happening in Davenport, Iowa.
-109.8 PFAS parts per trillion, the second highest in the country behind only Brunswick County, North Carolina
-Large agricultural runoff
In many cases, Andrews said these chemicals have been in the water supply for decades. “It’s only now that we’re really looking and understanding the full extent of the contamination,” he said. What’s important for consumers is understanding what may be in the drinking water and pushing for action at all levels.
Industrial chemicals which have been linked to a range of health problems have been found in the drinking water of dozens of U.S. cities, including the Iowa Quad Cities. A study released Wednesday by Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental research and advocacy group, found PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) at more than 40 locations in 31 states, according to a .
The federal government’s legal limits are not health-protective. The EPA has not set a new tap water standard in almost 20 years, and some standards are more than 40 years old.