"Where the river bends but the people don't break" describes the QCA perfectly. Bret Dale of the River Music Experience posted this on his Facebook page last week as he and other volunteers worked tirelessly to keep floodwaters at bay.

Quad Citians are no strangers to flooding. We're also a pretty tough and generous bunch. Here's how we're helping those affected by the Mississippi River flood we found on the Downtown Davenport Partnership website:

Special Promotions:

Armored Gardens –  One dollar from every Classic Burger basket will go towards floor relief.

Analog Arcade Bar – One dollar from every token cup will go towards flood relief.

Crafted QC – There are a variety of ways to help, view them all on this Facebook post. They will be having a variety of different pop up events. Also, shop the Genesis East Gift Shop, they’re featuring local artists in their East gift shop for the entire next year. It just so happens that this past Wednesday was the debut day.

Endless Brews – Will be selling all the Great River Brewery merch they can until it runs out – 100% of sales will go back to GRB. Come down, buy a shirt or hoodie and support an awesome downtown business.

Raccoon Motel – $1 from every Coors Banquet tall boy and every ticket sold at the door.

altSTATES Travel – Until further notice, $5 from every QC brewery tour ticket purchase will be donated to flood relief in the Quad Cities. Brewery tours will continue as scheduled.

Boozies Bar & Grill bartenders and servers have volunteered to donate 100% of their tips this Saturday May 4th from 11am to 5pm to the “Grow Quad Cities Fund – Iowa” which will support the downtown Davenport recovery efforts. For more info visit their Facebook page.

German American Heritage Center & Museum will be collecting donations for flood relief efforts this Saturday, May 4 during the Volkswagen Car Show from 10:00 am-1:00 pm in their parking lot.

Me & Billy – Support Front Street Brewery and Great River Brewery with their draft selection! (FS & GRB brews are also available at grocery stores.)

Paradigm Virtual Reality Gaming – Will come to you with their systems, check out their website for more details. They also have gift cards online.

Whitey’s Ice Cream – To help support Quad Cities businesses and residents affected by the Mississippi River flood, Whitey’s will be donating all proceeds from the sale of Mississippi Mud Ice Cream through May 17, 2019 to relief efforts. Mississippi Mud Ice Cream was originally created to benefit those affected by the Great Flood of 1993.

Wake Brewing – Wendy of Great River will be bartending over at Wake Brewery on Mondays & Tuesdays 3PM-10PM

Disc Replay Davenport & Moline will be donating 10% of all proceeds this Saturday, May 4th, to the Grow Quad Cities Fund to help with recovery efforts.

Barrel House 2011 – Support their many other Quad Cities Area locations.

Hotels With Special Flood Rates:

The Radisson Quad City Plaza is offering a special flood rate for those displaced and for people assisting with flood efforts. Please call the hotel at 563-322-2200

The Current Iowa is offering a special rate for anyone who has been affected or displaced by the floods. Please contact Samantha at (563) 484-5906 or rooms@innkeeperhs.com for details. They are also offering employment opportunities in various departments for those looking for work during this time. Please contact Sherry at (563) 484-5913 or HumanResources@hotelblackhawk.com.

Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection is offering a special rate for anyone who has been affected or displaced by the floods. Please contact Samantha at (563) 484-5906 or rooms@innkeeperhs.com for details. They are also offering employment opportunities in various departments for those looking for work during this time. Please contact Sherry at (563) 484-5913 or HumanResources@hotelblackhawk.com.

Businesses Helping Businesses:

The following companies have offered assistance to businesses displaced by the flood at a free or significantly reduced rate.

Analog Arcade Bar (free board room rental all summer) – email analogarcadebar@gmail.com

Coworkqc – 563-349-5004

Ruhl Commercial – 563-355-4000

Employee Displacement:

Paragon Commercial Interiors –  Paragon Interiors will be providing temporary employment needs for displaced downtown workers. They are looking for temp crews to help unload trucks and install furniture for their projects. Employees must be reliable, personable, able to take direction and work well with others. It can be strenuous, some of the furniture is heavy. For inquiries call: 563-529-4043.

Donor Funds:

Flood Fest – A Benefit Concert To Help Downtown Davenport Recovery Efforts

The RiverCenter, in collaboration with the Downtown Davenport Partnership, Moeller Nights, the River Music Experience and Rexroat Sound RS, LLC, invites community members to save the date for a flood relief benefit concert, “Flood Fest,” to be held Friday, June 7, at the River Center in Davenport. All proceeds from the concert will support downtown Davenport recovery efforts.

Proceeds from the concert will be shared with Grow Quad Cities – Iowa, a 501(c)3 whose mission is to improve the general economic well-being of the Scott County area and the greater Iowa Quad Cities area.  Donations are tax deductible per IRS guidelines.

Grow Quad Cities – Iowa also will serve as a fund for community members wishing to donate to help with flood recovery efforts.  Downtown Davenport Partnership, a non-profit organization focused on the strategic growth and beautification of historic downtown Davenport, will help determine fund distribution to those businesses in need.

Those unable to attend the concert or wishing to donate further may do so by mailing a check to:

Grow Quad Cities Fund – Iowa 331 W. 3rd Street, Suite 100 Davenport, IA  52801

Ticket information and musical guests will be announced soon as details are confirmed.  For more information, visit www.downtowndavenport.com.

The Downtown Davenport Partnership is continually updating this list. If you need to add any additional special promotions in downtown Davenport please email asalaverria@quadcitieschamber.com.

Here is an accurate listing of open and temporarily closed businesses downtown. Keep an eye out on Flood Fest: A Benefit Concert announcements to raise money to help downtown businesses.