SAU CFDD
May 132009
 

I am writing in support of helping homeless people in the Quad Cities. With the country going through a recession, there are more people in need each year.

My fellow classmates and I are doing various community service projects that will benefit people who aren’t able to provide for themselves. My group from Assumption High School in Davenport is going to Café on Vine, and we want to encourage people to do the same and also to help find a long-term solution. We would like to continue to bring awareness and information to people in our area on how to help.

There are many ways to reduce homelessness in the Quad-Cities. People can donate clothes, food or cash to various supportive service organizations. Some businesses that accept donations are The Salvation Army Thrift Store, Human Resources Department and Café on Vine. For people who are not interested in donating, but still want a way to help, volunteering is always needed. Café on Vine is constantly in need of volunteers to serve food, wash laundry or help with substance abuse counseling.

Here are the locations for the businesses I have listed: The Salvation Army Davenport Adult Rehabilitation Center/Family Thrift Store, 4001 N. Brady St., Davenport, Iowa, 52808, phone number (563) 323-2748; Human Resources Department, 226 W. Fourth St., Davenport, Iowa, 52801, phone number (563) 326-7719; and Café on Vine, 932 W. Sixth St., Davenport, Iowa, 52802, phone number (563) 324-4472.

Melanie Blazevic

Assumption High School, Davenport

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