The McCloud Community Resource Fair introduced many of Siskiyou County’s resource organizations that are available for people in need.
Now that McCloud no longer has a Community Resource Center, Siskiyou Community Services Council Executive Director Lisa McCauley brought many of the services available to McCloud residents to Saturday’s community fair.
It was hosted by Siskiyou CSC and the McCloud Community Care Team with sponsorship from the Ford Family Foundation and PSA 2 Area Agency on Aging.
Twenty-six booths lined the walkway at Hoo Hoo Park, and it was designed to be fun as well as informative.
Many of the providers offered free services or small gifts and had handouts available. There were activities for children, free pancakes for breakfast, free hot dogs for lunch, and prize drawings throughout the day.
McCloud Dental Center’s hygienist Peggy Johnson offered free dental screenings and gave away teeth care kits.
South Siskiyou Lions Club offered free eye exams.
Great Northern Services offered free boxes of food.
Siskiyou Childcare Council had toys and activities available for children.
Drawings for prizes provided by local merchants were held every 20 minutes.
McCloud Volunteer Fire Department and the Fire Department Association provided the pancake breakfast.
Bryan Hanson and Danny Sarti served hot dogs for lunch.
The McCloud High School football team volunteered to help with set up and clean up.
Cindy Summers with Mecca Mobile DJ provided classic crowd music and made announcements.
“We had tremendous community support from the Community Services District and the McCloud Healthcare Clinic as well as a dedicated group of volunteers,” said McCauley. “We’re excited to see so many people come out to support the McCloud Community Resource Fair. It’s been a great opportunity to help connect the community with many of the services and resources that are available to them from agencies and organizations in Siskiyou County.”
Volunteer Carolyn Glenn said, “I am astounded by the number of organizations that are offering help, from infants to seniors. I have brochures that I can act on immediately to help my mother-in-law.”
Siskiyou County Supervisor for District 1 Brandon Criss saw the McCloud event as a model for the rest of the county. “It was a success because those that provide services can connect with those who need them, such as children, seniors and veterans,” he said.
“I am amazed that there are multiple resources that provide services that exist in Siskiyou County,” said McCloud resident Airiel Scotti. “When we have this many services available it makes it easier for people to relocate to this area. There are a lot of little towns that benefit.”
Mt. Shasta Recreation and Parks District director Mike Rodriguez called it “a great community partnership and collaboration of services to present to the residents of McCloud. Thanks to the Community Services Council for doing this.”
Following is a list of participating providers and their contact information:
Great Northern Services, 530-938-4115
PSA2 HICAP, 800-434-0222
PSA2 Area Agency, 800-510-2020
American Legion Post 92 and the Auxiliary Legion, 530-964-2030
Mt. Shasta Community Resource Center, 530-926-1400
Siskiyou Child and Adult Protective Services, 530-841-4200
The Ford Family Foundation, www.tfff.org
Siskiyou County Tobacco Education Project, 530-841-2134
South Siskiyou County Lions Club, facebook.com/siskiyousouthlionsclub
McCloud Health Care Clinic, 530-964-2389
McCloud Chamber of Commerce, 530-964-3113
Siskiyou Health and Human Services, 530-841-2700
PSA Long Term Care, 530-229-1435
Dignity Health Connected Living, 530-223-6034
Substance Use Disorder Services, 530-841-4890
First 5 Siskiyou, first5siskiyou.org
Caldwell Banker Mountain Gate Properties, 530-926-5236
Siskiyou Childcare Council, 530-938-2748
Boys and Girls Club of the Siskiyous, 530-220-5055
Siskiyou County Veterans Services, 530-842-8010
Mt. Shasta Recreation and Parks District, 530-926-2494,
McCloud Baptist Church, 530-926-5715