Quad-City Area School Benefits From Excess Furniture Program
Bob Anderson, Directorate of Logistics, and Michael Daly, Principal of Jordan Catholic School, move a dry-erase board that is now being used by Jordan Catholic School after being acquired through the Garrison Excess Furniture Program. Janine Parr, Director of Development, left, and Dennis Smutzer, Rock Island Arsenal - Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, background middle, get ready to assist before loading the items onto a truck outside the warehouse.

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Rock Island, Ill. - On May 20, the U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal was proud to fulfill a request made by the Jordan Catholic School located in Milan, Ill.

The garrison received a request from Jordan stating they were in need of a few desks, bookcases and tables to set up an additional school room area.

Under the Garrison Excess Furniture Program, the garrison receives furniture being turned in by government offices located throughout the Arsenal. The garrison manages a small warehouse with a variety of furniture available to all government offices located on Arsenal Island. A government website has been set up to display pictures of the furniture for 60-90 days. After the 90 days, most items are sent to be recycled or they determine proper disposition instructions.

As is the policy, Jordan arranged to have the furniture picked up from the garrison and they were very excited and appreciative of the used furniture they received.

The garrison hopes, in the future, to be able to assist additional outside non-profit organizations in requesting used office furniture they need to fulfill their mission within our community.

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