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Fall Work Day for Rebuilding Together QC

Volunteers will help create safer and healthier neighborhoods this weekend. Re-building Together Quad Cities will hold its annual Fall Work Day Saturday at four sites. 

The crews will include students from Augustana College, employees and retirees from John Deere, and some volunteers who work all year for Re-building Together. 

One project will be to build an outside wheelchair ramp to help a local man continue living independently in his home. At other sites volunteers will paint a garage and clear window wells and gutters to improve water drainage. 

The effort to help low income homeowners in the Quad Cities began in 1990 as Hearts and Hammers, then changed its name to Re-building Together Quad Cities in 2001. Because the work is free for the homeowners, the projects are funded by foundations, local residents, churches, businesses, and organizations.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.