IskarousFor a dozen years, Riverbend Family Ministries has served the community from its location in downtown Wood River.  They have grown to the point that more space is needed, and plans are now underway to move to a larger location across the street at the former Madison’s Tea Room, on E. Ferguson Avenue.

RFM founder and Executive Director Tammy Iskarous owned a business, TR’s Café, in that same building before launching the ministry.  She tells The Big Z this will enable them to expand their ability to serve.

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Work on the new building is expected to begin soon. A fundraising campaign is now underway. The goal is to raise $550,000. You can find out how to give at

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