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Makeover for Muscatine Homeless Shelter

Muscatine Center for Social Action

Thanks to a company in Britain, a homeless agency in Muscatine will get a much-needed make-over. This weekend, volunteers will re-paint the shelter run by the Muscatine Center for Social Action with chalk paint provided by Annie Sloan Interiors.

Center director Charla Schafer says to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Annie Sloan company donated paint to 25 projects around the world. And her center is one of just three in the US.

Twenty years ago, a YMCA in Muscatine was converted into a homeless shelter with 8 rooms for families. One has been re-painted already.
Schafer says the new interiors were designed by the local Annie Sloan dealer, Fresh Vintage.

Each room is different - now warm and comfortable.

Volunteers will complete most of the work this weekend, then put the final touches on next weekend. 

Currently 20 people are living at the Muscatine Center for Social Action shelter, and 9 of them are children. 

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.