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Spread the Relief

Residents of the Quad Cities who have received stimulus checks, but don't really need them, should consider helping those who have been hurt by the pandemic. That's the goal of a campaign called "Spread the Relief," led by several religious and social service organizations.

Rabbi Henry Karp, from One Human Family, says millions of Americans have lost their jobs, lost access to health care, and can't afford food and housing. While others like him received a stimulus check but don't really need it.

"Let's pay it forward. Let's re-direct this money to where it needs to go, where it's intended to go, to help save those in our society whose lives have been thrown in jeopardy."

One Human Family and the other groups have posted a long list of programs and agencies that could use donations to help people hurt by the pandemic. He and his wife split up their stimulus check among 11 programs and agencies.

Other groups involved in the Spread the Relief campaign include the Diocese of Davenport's Immigration Office, Quad Cities Interfaith, NAACP, and Progressive Action for the Common Good. (each group has posted the list on its website, so this is just one of them https://onehumanfamilyqca.org/docs/List-agencies-donate.pdf.)

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.