The resource center needs community support
If you have expertise in a topic that can be shared by interested parties and presented in class at the Mohawk Community Resource Center (MCRC), please read on.
The pandemic years were a near disaster for the MCRC, which was formed in 2004 as a service to the wider community. It is located at the intersection of highways 89 and 70, near the corner barn in Blairsden.
Administrative services were provided by Plumas Rural Services (PRS) in Quincy. In 2019, the county notified PRS that it would no longer pay rental fees to Graeagle Land and Water. After protests to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, that threat was rescinded. County support was restored, but it was one hell of a scare.
PRS suspended support in 2021 to help fire victims financially, and community services at this time were severely curtailed. Almost all fundraising activities had to be canceled or severely restricted due to Covid-19. The MCRC is now only open three partial days a week.
Currently, some expenses such as salaries and supplies are paid for by the Graeagle Community Services District (GCSD).
It looks like the pandemic situation is improving, so the MCRC Board is planning to resume some of the fundraising activities from the past. He asks the community for teachers/instructors/speakers who can attract subscribers and share revenue with the Center. Activities such as Pilates, art classes, language classes, lectures, line dancing, Tai Chi, etc. can be proposed, part of the income being donated to the Centre.
Community members who can provide these types of services or any type of financial assistance are asked to call MCRC Coordinator Holly Johnson at 530-293-7172.