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WVIK News

An old building in downtown Davenport, now supporting local artists, may soon become a "landmark." 

Wednesday night, the city council will consider a Local Historic Landmark Designation for the John Kelly Company Wholesale Groceries Building at 225 East 2nd Street - currently the home of the Bucktown Center for the Arts.

Scott County Housing Council

An organization that funds affordable housing in the Quad Cities has chosen a new director. At the end of the year, Scott County Housing Council executive director Rick Schloemer will retire, and taking his place will be Leslie Kilgannon - now director of Quad Cities Interfaith.

Deere and Company will help re-build homes for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Friday it announced a donation of one million dollars for Habitat Hammers Back, a division of Habitat for Humanity that focuses on long-term recovery.

An agency that helps feed seniors in southeastern Iowa will reduce some of its programs. The Milestones Area Agency on Aging says the reason is steady funding as the need has continued to grow.

DIFFRINT is a quarterly event where artists and storytellers use their crafts to tackle difficult topics. In this episode, Dr. Christopher Whitt talks to Brandon Carleton, the organizer of these events.

Rock Island Parks and Recreation

Local residents will celebrate the birthday of a historic building this weekend. The party on Sunday will be in honor of the 100 year old Chalet in Rock Island's Longview Park. 

QC Food Hub

After eight years, the QC Food Hub in Davenport is closing. Its goal was to support local farmers and help them sell the food they produced to local residents. 

Student Hunger Drive

Along with going to class, students at 17 area high schools will spend the next six weeks collecting food for the needy. The 32nd Annual Student Hunger Drive begins Monday night.

Habitat for Humanity

A dozen volunteers from all across the country have come to the Quad Cities to help Habitat for Humanity. 

The traveling volunteers are called "care-a-vanners" because they travel in rv's to various Habitat sites.

A campaign has started to collect a special type of clothing. Through November first, Underwear Because We Care is gathering donations that will be given to a variety of organizations that provide services in the Quad-Cities for the needy and homeless. 

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