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Date Released: 7/24/2006
Subject: Senior Wood Project
Contact: Sgt. Robert Peterson
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Brenda Godsey, 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 low-cost firewood to moderate or low-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 10,900 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 12, 2006 through Saturday, December 23, 2006 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. Vouchers can be purchased at the following locations:

Humboldt Senior Resource Center
1910 California St.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Arcata Community Center
321 Community Park Way
Thursdays, beginning in September
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Azalea Hall, Pierson Park
September 13, 2006
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fortuna Senior Resource Center
2130 Smith Lane
September 22, 2006
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Healy Resource Center
August 16, 2006
9:30 a.m. - -11:30 a.m.

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, Green Diamond Resource Company, the McKinleyville Skeet Club, Joe Parker, and the citizens of Humboldt County who have donated time and wood to this worthwhile program.