“We all need somebody to lean on”
No matter how “together” one is, most people of this earth actually need help. Whether that be spiritual uplifting, emotional encouragement, physical assistance, or (to put it plainly) money. PARC (Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community) truly needs financial help.
It is actually very honoring and humbling that I am able to write this email asking all kinds of kind people for money donations to keep PARC’s door open. I wish I was able to donate cash for rent and bills. I do feel good while washing dishes after people have had nourishment, sweeping or mopping the floor after thankful people have come in and out from the sunshine or the rain, setting up tents for the night, giving out blankets and warm clothing, or cheering someone with singing or conversation. The PARC space also allows us to make literature and set up weekly informational displays about ending long term solitary confinement. It’s a big deal that we receive the financial help we need.
Giving of one’s time and energy helps people who come to PARC, and it contributes to the community organizing that goes on here. Sadly, money is the only thing to ensure that this welcoming, safe, blessing of a place can actually stay open.
So, to the gritty details.
PARC desperately needs funds for:
2 separate Phone Bills: Each phone line services two purposes, including a jail support hotline and, recently to support people facing ICE harassment in Humboldt
PARC rent: $750 to the kindest “landlord” ever; for a space that is open almost every day of the year and almost every minute between 9:30am and 9:30pm
Electricity and Gas Bills: at this point, payments are overdue!
Additional need this month: A few of us from PARC have been helping someone who has no shelter and who has recently been very hurt and traumatized. We’ve been paying for campground stays and other expenses (i.e. gasoline) and working toward setting up a more long-term and stable situation. Although the campgrounds are cheap, we are BROKE. Please help.
To donate to PARC online, click here:
Come by and drop off donations (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
-blankets, sleeping bags
-natural dish soap
Thank you! Thank you to everyone who gives money, spends time laundering towels and clothes, donates food, gives their smiles and encouragement, and fills PARC with life and the spirit of resistance.
a friend of PARC