A businessman in Moline, Illinois, is temporarily transforming his awning company into a toilet paper distribution center for senior citizens. Rick Powell owns Sears Awning Company at 209 55th Street. It's been a leading awning supplier to the Quad Cities since 1843, but now it's filled with rolls of toilet paper.
Powell says he's fed up with people hoarding toilet paper and often leaving none for seniors. Since he owns the business, he is able to order it in bulk, and now he's giving it away --FREE. People 65 and older can come to get free toilet paper Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.