OWNED: Jefferson School
The Westside Community Improvement Association closed the deal on Jefferson School Wednesday afternoon.
Today is a day for Eureka to celebrate. After over 3 years of adapting, changing growing, and evolving, the Westside Community Improvement Association leaps over a hurdle most would have considered impossible. We now own Jefferson School! The sale was final and closed today at 3:50 pm. The board members are elated but realize the extent of the task at hand.
How often will we get the opportunity to make a difference of this magnitude? This is the project of our lives: we can not afford not to do it. This is a community project, and we are going to need the help of the entire community.
Through the purchase process the outpouring of professional support was unequaled. Even in this economy, tradesmen and professionals reached out and donated their time and their services. We are so incredibly grateful for the community support.
We are posting the names of the companies that have donated services with the confidence that people in the community will choose to support the businesses that support the community [see below].
Westside Community Improvement Association has a few events scheduled. First is an Unlocking Ceremony on Saturday August 6th at noon on the Playground the second event is a Rummage sale on Saturday August 27th at 9 am at the school. You can donate items for the sale by calling Sylvia Scott 445-4955.
You can also show your support by wearing an I’m In button (suggested donation $5), putting and I’m In sticker on your car ($10) or a sign in your window ($25 and up). To order, call WCIA’s new office at 444-2988 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all our supporters, let’s do this together!
Heidi Benzonelli and Lorene Dunaway
WCIA Board Members
OBD Plumbing WOW! Thank You Darrell! Darrell mapped all of the drainage and plumbing maze associated with draining a 20,000 square foot roof into a series of pipes, pumps and cisterns, figured it all out and wrote it down for us. He also inspected every toilet sink urinal drinking fountain and the whole kitchen. Identified all of the plumbing ADA deficiencies and made recommendations. Darrell spent 2 long days on a weekend inspecting Jefferson for FREE! Oh wait this is the same guy who did all the irrigation for the Unity Garden. Way to uphold your community! OBD Plumbing licensed and insured C36 triple A rated Better Business Bureau,1/2 hour rates 24 hour service available at (925) 989 0752 Darrell has a local number but this is what was in my phone and I know he picks it up.
T-and-T Roofing you guys rock THANK YOU T-and-T. Jerry donated his time to thoroughly inspect the roof and associated construction members for us, tediously went through every room tracing leaks, and and gave us an incredible estimate for roof repairs (an order of MAGNITUDE below other bids). Jerry, that is how you stay working in this economy! . Licensed Insured Triple A Better Business Bureau! 707-444-9061
Manhard Consulting, helped, advised, guided us, provided site plans, facilitated meetings with City Planning, helped us with the conditional use permitting timeline and cost estimate, has advised and mentored us through the CEQA process and is standing up as you small local community minded Engineering Firm THANK YOU PRAJ, ANGE and OWEN!!!!! 444-3800
McKeever Energy and Electric, Thanks Nate Mike and Jordan for the thorough inspection and fantastic report, what incredibly professional work!!! 822-0100
Richard Daly Inc. Attorney at Law and Stand Up Guy WOW they just dont make em like this anymore. Richard has stood beside us and advised us every step of the way through the process of purchase, due diligence and escrow. THANK YOU RICHARD.
Redwood Community Action Agency for keeping an eye on this budding non profit helping us establish real organizational structure, guiding us and leading us and helping us develop professional capacity to embark on the HUGE journey of improving our community.
Humboldt Area Foundation for being our fiscal agent and helping us collect donations before we were even a 501(c)(3).
Thanks to the groups above we closed this deal way way under expected budget and thank goodness because we have our work cut out for us!
There has also been an outpouring of financial support and volunteerism from the community. We are so incredibly grateful.
Please keep the tradesmen and professionals above in your mind when you need a plumber, roofer or electrician because when the economy sucked, they chose to give back to their community.