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In From the Cold's Latest Grants

Agencies and programs that help the homeless now have a little more money to spend. Wednesday, a group called In From the Cold handed out grants totaling 10,000 dollars.

Spokesman Harvey Wiley says each year the grants go to members of the Shelter and Transitional Housing Council, ranging from Christian Care and the Salvation Army, to Community Health Care and Goodwill Industries.

"Every social worker and every agency can use a little extra cash. And this helps them with a void that they have that they just can't get any help with. It fills that gap a little bit because there's a lot of issues out there and we're just trying to help."

Since 1992, In From the Cold has raised more than 350,000 dollars to help these agencies.

It holds several fund raisers each year, but the most important is the annual Mayor's Hunger Luncheon. This year's will be held on November 6th at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center in Davenport. 

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.