Love Conquers Geography, Happy Thanksgiving

As Americans heads off to Thanksgiving gatherings, I wanted to share this story of “thanks” that touched me yesterday, both personally and professionally. Yesterday, I met Mr. Alshammari, a 25 year old Iraqi who gave me a ride through Uber, his second job. He was 10 yrs old when the war broke out in Iraq and his family…

International group, Deere Foundation helping Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood

By Dawn Neuses, dneuses@qconline.com Originally posted here. MOLINE — A new project initiated by the John Deere Foundation will place a sole focus on the needs, desires and success of Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood. The foundation has made a grant to the international nonprofit organization Global Communities which, for three years, will work in partnership with the residents, businesses…