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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     www.peopleofprogress.org

-from press release