Mendosa expects to present a range of proposals for new use of the ASC to the City Council sometime in July.
“We’re not getting any cooperation from the other non-profits,” Derk Schulze said. “There seems to be a lot of double talk and misinformation.”
We would like to thank those in the community who have continued to contribute during our temporary closure. If you’re interested in getting involved, please e-mail [email protected]
The North Coast Resource Center is approaching its first month of being closed. We remain hopeful that the closure is temporary and will attempt to keep you informed of our progress. We are eager to see the following services return to and for Arcata.
“There are so many people in need,” said Anne Holcomb, executive director of Food For People. She called the arrangement a “short-term solution.”
Its ability to aid Arcata’s needy sapped by funding shortfalls, a depleted staff and board of directors and several high-tab equipment malfunctions, the North Coast Resource Center (NCRC) is taking a time out.
Now, with bad winter weather looming, there is no money left to operate this season’s EWS, and some of the pastors are wondering what happened to what should have been a surplus of funds.
Individuals, businesses, school groups, service clubs, other faith communities are all being asked to pitch in with any donation they can muster. Cash is always useful, of course, but so are contributions of food and washable blankets. Donations are tax deductible, should be earmarked “EWS” and may be sent or delivered to Arcata Presbyterian Church, 670 11th St., Arcata, CA 95521, or any of the other participating churches.
Some 15 to 20 persons may be sheltered at the facility, renovated from the previous, lower-capacity Night Shelter on the same site.
Through its dedicated volunteers and with the generous support of the community and City of Arcata, the North Coast Resource Center (NCRC) is providing vital services to the disadvantaged in Arcata. For the sake of those in need, the NCRC should have its lease on the Arcata Service Center extended.