Blankets for the Homeless


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Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Press release submitted by Moline Township




For the last thirteen years, the Defense Supply Center in Philadelphia has provided Moline Township with surplus blankets to be distributed to our community's homeless population. This year, Moline Township received 900 blankets.

BLANKET GIVE AWAY
Meet the Agencies Who Work with the
Quad City Homeless Population

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
10 a.m.

Also meet representatives from "Stand-Down" for homeless Veterans in our community!
STAND DOWN IS OUR COMMUNITY'S WAY OF REACHING OUT TO HOMELESS VETERANS – IT BEGINS SEPTEMBER 19TH AT THE QCCA – GET MORE DETAILS AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE

Different QC agencies as well as local townships will be at Moline Township to pick up the blankets and begin the process of distribution on September 10th. Moline Township Supervisor, Don Johnston, will hand out the blankets and talk with the agencies about our continuing efforts to meet the needs of homeless Veterans and the overall homeless population in Rock Island County.



















 



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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