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For Immediate Release: June 17, 2011
Contact: Kerry Koonce
Telephone: (515) 281-9646

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IowaWORKS Eastern Iowa to Kick Off Shoes for Veterans Campaign

Davenport, IA – IowaWORKS Eastern Iowa will be conducting the 5th annual “Shoes for Veterans” Campaign from July 1 through September 9, 2011. Tax deductible donations of new and “gently used” men and women’s shoes, winter weather boots, winter coats, and winter apparel will be accepted. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Donations will be accepted between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. They may be dropped off at the IowaWORKS Eastern Iowa Davenport office located at 902 W. Kimberly Road, Suite 51, Davenport, IA 52806.

Contributions collected during our “Shoes for Veterans” Campaign will be given to our homeless veterans at “Bridging the Gap” Homeless Veterans Stand Down 2011 on September 15, 2011.

“Bridging the Gap” Homeless Veterans Stand Down is more than an assemblage of services. It is a group of volunteers and participants brought together in the spirit of caring and respect. They hope to inspire the hope, strength and will of the homeless veteran so each can gather the individual, internal energy and initiative to rebuild his or her life.

For the 5th year, IowaWORKS Eastern Iowa Veterans Representatives have ensured that our veterans are well equipped to weather the harsh winter months with winter weather boots, winter coats, and winter apparel donated by residents and businesses of the Quad Cities area as well as surrounding communities in Eastern Iowa.

For more information or to donate to the “Shoes for Veterans” Campaign, contact Craig Norris at (563) 445-3219 or Jason Kerr at (563) 445-3216 or via email at craig.norris@iwd.iowa.gov or jason.kerr@iwd.iowa.gov.



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