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Habitat Continues Working in Floreciente

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities

With help from a local company, Habitat for Humanity will continue trying to improve the Floreciente Neighborhood in Moline.

Friday and Saturday, employees from Republic Services will complete some exterior improvements at 13 properties along 4th Avenue, and between 6th and 8th streets.

Mary Chappell, the Neighborhood Revitalization Director for Habitat, says these simple projects, like painting, landscaping, and fixing sidewalks, can really help.

"It fosters good will, it makes people feel comfortable about where they are, and it may spur investment or re-investment by other partners in the neighborhood. So it strengthens, and that's what we need in the community, we need to make sure that we're shining a light on all these areas that need a little assistance."

Twenty to 25 volunteers are expected to work each day, and the work is made possible by a grant from the Republic Services Charitable Foundation.

Chappell says Habitat has been working in the Floreciente Neighborhood in Moline since 2015, and its various projects have affected more than 300 properties.

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.