P.A.R.C. People’s Actions for Rights and Community… One of the definitions of community is: “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.”
I’d like to break down this definition and apply it to P.A.R.C.
The people who P.A.R.C. helps mostly seem to have good attitudes about their lives despite their current situation. By looking at the lending library, pamphlets, newspapers, or just zoning out at the helpful information covering most of the walls, I’d say from the volunteers and donors that help keep this safe place open, to the everyday people that need P.A.R.C.’s services, everyone’s interests are, to say the least, common. Goals are important in anyone’s life. These are some of the goals that apply to the human beings that rely on P.A.R.C.’s services. Goals such as: restroom accessibility with a shower, warm/clean clothing, a safe comfortable environment to hang out in, free phone and internet access, mailing address, among other basic goals… But P.A.R.C. doesn’t just try to help supply basic goals and needs, it also helps people understand their rights as humans.
The P.A.R.C. office is indeed a great ally and aid to our community up here in Humboldt County. When i think of community, I think of P.A.R.C. This special place recognizes that our ‘neighbor’ is whoever is near us at the time. I know that P.A.R.C. is near to many thankful people’s hearts.
On P.A.R.C.’s behalf, I’m writing these things to express the need for funds to keep this haven open. Rent is due, again, and thanks to many, many wonderful individuals, the door is still open. Thank you for your time, thoughts, donations, and love.
My name is Sarah Torres who has received help from P.A.R.C. and who also just enjoys singing and playing with and for the beautiful people who fill this space…
To donate to PARC, you can:
Come by and drop off cash (or call & we’ll come to you!)
Address Money Orders to Kimberly Starr
Address Checks to James Decker
and/or mail any of the above to:
P.O. Box 5692
Eureka, CA 95502
Directions to PARC, in the Q Street alley between 3rd and 2nd Streets, Eureka
From the south, go past the Eureka library on 3rd Street, go down 3rd Street toward the Samoa bridge, take a left on Q and a right into the alley (There’s a green house at the head of the alley where you turn right) Once in the alley, you will see (on the right) the PARC sign, yard, carport, Mumia banner, “Close Gitmo” banner, and front door.
From north of Eureka, take a right onto Q Street from the 101 South (also called 4th Street). Continue on Q Street for a quick moment after the 3rd and Q Stop sign, take a right in the alley. (There’s a green house at the head of the alley where you turn right) Once in the alley, you will see (on the right) the PARC sign, yard, carport, Mumia banner, “Close Gitmo” banner, and front door.