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TYPICAL LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR THE
WEED COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

(MANY OTHERS ON FILE AT THE WEED MERCANTILE)

CRC SUPPORT LETTER #1

The Weed Community Resource Center is a lifesaver literally and figuratively. When others in my life
turned a deaf ear, I found a ray of hope within the WCRC. If it were not for the WCRC and the many
wonderful people that work and volunteer there, I would probably not be here today. Due to the
generosity and open arms of the WCRC, I have been given a new lease and perspective on life. Now,
because of misconceptions of and outright underhanded dealings from other entities who have a
personal agenda, the WCRC faces funding cuts.
Unlike some organizations who spend grant money on consultants and advisors to figure out how to
best use funds, WCRC spends its grant money funding directly toward helping and enriching the lives
of those in the Weed community. I have personally seen people walk through the doors of the WCRC
downtrodden and full of despair and walk out with hope. Hope because someone cares and listens.
Hope because they have a support network. Hope because they are not looked down upon or made to
feel less than. Hope because in their time of need, they found comfort.
I would like to thank the WCRC for giving me hope. There really are no words that can adequately
express how much of a difference the WCRC has made in my life.
The WCRC is truly a light in the storm for many individuals and families here in Weed. The programs
and classes within the WCRC offer a hand-up instead of a hand-out. The friendships last far beyond the
crisis. Helping each other is helping our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters.
Don't allow the personal agendas of a few diminish the beacon of hope within our community.

Sincerely,
Kenneth Crawford
Weed Community Member


WCRC LETTER OF SUPPORT #2

The Weed Community Resource Center is the only place many people can get help in these trying times.
I have been in the Resource Center weekly and sometimes more often. There has never been a time that
my being in the building felt unsafe. Pulling funding for these programs is one of the worst possible
decisions. Why is it that these 2 groups want to pull funding when as far as I can see there is no valid
reason to stop funding? The issues are not life threatening and attention is on the issue of how to fund
the changes that are needed. Instead of trying to eliminate the funding, suggestions and offers of
funding that will allow the sprinkler system to be at code seems more productive.
If you have never been so down on your luck that you didn't know if you would have a roof over your
head or someone to hold out a hand to you when you were at your lowest, you can't possibly imagine
what the Weed Resource Center means to the people of this town.
Stop trying to take away one of the most valuable resources we have and start helping to make it better.
Everyone is one paycheck away from the street. In a blink of an eye it could be you standing at those
doors looking lost and needing that hand to help you.

Debra Meadows