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Date Released: 8/3/2005
Subject: Senior Wood Project Begins
Contact: Sgt. Robert Peterson, (707) 441-5113
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Brenda Gainey, PIO

Location: Eureka

The Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP) and the Humboldt County Senior Resource Center are pleased to announce the start of the annual Senior Wood Project. The project allows for the distribution of firewood at low cost to moderate-income senior citizens over 55 whose primary source of heat is firewood. The program began in January of 1991 and since then SWAP has distributed approximately 9400 cords of low-cost firewood to those in need.

The program will operate on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm starting on Saturday, August 13, 2005 through Saturday, December 17, 2005 or until the wood is gone. The wood can be picked up behind the General Hospital Campus at 2200 Harrison Ave., Eureka, at the SWAP wood lot.

The wood is sold on a voucher system, according to income. Beginning Monday, August 08, vouchers can be purchased at the following locations:

Senior Resource Center
1910 California St.
Eureka, CA
Monday through Friday
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Arcata Community Center
321 Community Park Way
Arcata, CA 95521
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
(beginning Tuesday, Aug. 9th)

Additional locations for vouchers sales will be added in Fortuna and Garberville; those dates and times will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following local businesses and municipalities for their support and donations to the Sheriff’s Senior Wood Project: Cal-Trans, County Roads Department, California State Parks, Humboldt County Parks, the Cities of Eureka, Blue Lake, Fortuna, Arcata, and Trinidad, Blue Lake Garbage, Johnson’s Mobile Solutions, Sears, Roebuck and Company, Simpson Timber Company, the McKinleyville Skeet Club, Pacific Lumber Company, and the citizens of Humboldt County who have donated time and wood to this worthwhile program.




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