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Quad City business collects over 400 pounds of Halloween candy for veterans, deployed troops

Published: Oct. 30, 2020 at 1:28 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 17, 2020 at 9:52 AM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A business in the Quad Cities says it collected 410 pounds of Halloween candy for U.S. veterans and deployed troops.

The Cities Private Wealth Group collected the candy in partnership with the Soldiers' Angels Treats for Troops program. The program collects extra Halloween candy and ships it to deployed service members around the world. “Angel” volunteers from the organization also distribute candy to veteran patients in VA hospitals across the country.

“Although this gesture may seem small, it is a wonderful way to remind our men and women in the Armed Forces, as well as veterans of all eras, that we are all thankful for the services and sacrifices they have provided for our country and our families,” said Courtney O’Connor, Cities Private Wealth Group Marketing Specialist.

Some who donated left handwritten thank-you cards for the troops.

“Please enjoy some of my trick-or-treat candy,” wrote 9-year-old Autumn. “May God keep you safe.”

The group collected 13 boxes of candy between Halloween and Friday, Nov. 14.

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