People of Progress Ribbon Cutting

People of Progress’ three-year building renovation is now complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Thursday, September 19th from5:15 to 6:00. The public is invited and refreshments  will be provided.

The building had major deficiencies but has now been painted inside and out; energy efficient lighting and insulation installed; ADAentrances and bathroom built; and a new parking lot, fencing and landscaping have been added.

The project was funded through a McConnell Foundation grant and a City of Redding directed CDBG Capital grant. Nichols Melburg & Rossetto architectural firm donated extensive work on engineering and building plans. Lahr Construction was the general contractor.

Melinda Brown, POP Executive Director stated, “People of Progress is a major safety net for the county. This project ensures that our Food Bank and Resource Center can continue to help 14,000 people in need each year. And it greatly upgrades the shopping experience at our Super-Sized Thrift Store, which is so vital for our program funding. This was a sustained team effort and we appreciate everyone on the team.”

POP is located near the corner of Shasta and California streets in downtown Redding at 1242 Center Street  243-3811

-from press release

-from press release
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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Pamela says:

    This is great. Thanks to POP for all the help they give to the community!!!!!

  2. Avatar Handouts Don't says:

    People of Progress is a major handout center for the county.

    The new upgrade will ensure handouts are provided for 14,000 people who may or may not actually need them. People of progress is only a small, tiny part of a network in Shasta County that includes hundreds of social services agencies, food banks, churches and other organizations.

    We have far more resources than anyplace else for a city/county of our size.

    You can thank these and many other organizations for recruiting people in need to come and share in our resources.

    • Avatar Handouts Don't says:

      And, you can thank them for recruiting folks to come here who are NOT in need – which represents the bulk of "needy" people.

  3. Wow what a difference! I drove by and looked over and was shocked at how much more inviting the place looked. Much improved 🙂