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Association helps Salvation Army soup kitchen


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Posted Online: Dec. 19, 2011, 10:51 am
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Press release submitted by Quad City Area REALTOR® Association

DAVENPORT—"'We don't have a potato in the place,' Steve Baker, Salvation Army soup kitchen manager in downtown Davenport, told me last week," said Shane Johnson, CEO of the Quad City Area REALTOR® Association.

"REALTORS® are generous people and I knew they'd respond if we asked," Johnson continued. "In fact, the Iowa REALTOR® Foundation agreed to match our donation, thus, we'll be able to bring two truck loads of food to Sixth Street!"

"Together, we'll be picking up and dropping off $1500 in groceries on Wednesday morning," explained Scott Case, a director with the Iowa REALTOR® Foundation, a non profit dedicated to assisting those in need. "This is a great opportunity for us to partner with a local association and make a difference."

The grocery list includes dozens of bags of fresh potatoes, fifty pounds of ground beef, fifty pounds of ham, hundreds of cans of vegetables.

"We'd like to give a special thanks to Save-A-Lot on Locust for providing a substantial discount, thus allowing us to donate even more food," said Case.

A group of volunteer REALTORS® will meet at QCARA offices at 10:30AM on Wednesday, December 21, and drive to Save-A-Lot to pick up the groceries. Once loaded, the food will be delivered at 11:30AM to the Salvation Army at 301 West Sixth Street, Davenport, IA to Steve Baker (563-324-4808).

The Quad City Area REALTOR® Association is the largest real estate association in the region with over 800 member






















 



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