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Quincy girl raises nearly $1100 for Salvation Army

Quincy girl raises nearly $1100 for Salvation Army

2 months ago by Scott Hardy

Grace Hendrian wanted to raise $100 selling donuts, lemonade on August 31

A Quincy girl, who wanted to raise $100 for the local Salvation Army, has done a lot more than that.

The Salvation Army announced Wednesday that it received a check for nearly $1,100 from Grace Hendrian, based on donations that she received from an August 31st fundraiser. Grace sold donuts and other baked goods, coffee and lemonade from a stand on North 12th Street, near the Illinois Veterans Home. A statement from the Salvation Army says that donations continued to roll in for 10 days after the stand closed up. Area Commander Major Andrew Miller says that Grace's donation will "make a major impact on the lives of many. Her $1,097 donation will provide over 400 meals for area families in need.”  

The statement says that the Hendrian family and the Quincy Salvation Army give many thanks to their family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, St Francis church and school families, the Illinois Veterans Home, the Quincy Police Department, and "all the kind strangers that wanted to ensure Grace met her goal and then some."

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