On the Saturday morning of the 27th, The Pacifica Resource Center (PRC) revealed a new mural. Nearly fifty community members arrived to see the unveiling of the mural and dedication plaques. The gorgeous mural is a sort of bird’s eye view of the coastal edge of Pacifica spanning from the pier all the way to Pedro Point. This breathtaking landscape is sprinkled with California Poppies, this state’s official flower.
“The main goal of this project was to bring a sense of calmness to the space and a sense of transparency to the services that are being provided here.”
- Robert Louthan
The mural was painted by local artist, Robert Louthan. The artist told us, “I am honored for the opportunity to contribute to our community this way. The main goal of this project was to bring a sense of calmness to the space and a sense of transparency to the services that are being provided here.”
Anita Rees, Executive Director at the PRC, said that the mural was painted, “To give a sense of calm and welcomeness.” Ms. Rees told the Tribune that some people have already said that the mural helped them in one way or another.
To experience more of Robert Louthan’s amazing artwork, visit www.robertlouthan.com.
For those who don’t already know, the PRC does a lot of amazing work for those in need. The mission of the PRC is to, “...support the economic security of Pacifica families and individuals by providing a safety net of food, housing assistance, and other critical services, including coaching, advocacy, information, and referral.”
Last year the PRC was able to help 1 in 10 Pacificans. They help to keep food on the table at local homes and they have showers on site for people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to them. The PRC can also dispense diapers, baby formula, toothbrushes, tampons, and just about any other household staple one could need.
Free tax appointments are now available for all eligible households. According to their website, last year the PRC was able to generate over $200,000 in tax refunds.
If you want to help PRC keep doing their amazing work, there are so many things you can do; you can donate money or non-perishable food and gift cards. If you have the time, the PRC also accepts volunteers. Oceana High School Students are able to complete the volunteer hours necessary to graduate at the resource center.
For more information on the Pacifica Resource Center, what they can do for you or you for them, look them up online at www.pacresourcecenter.org.
by Dahlia Grabowski (Pacifica Tribune)