On Thursday, November 7, the City of Eureka’s Public Works Department will be on the streets wearing bright pink t-shirts and collecting money for breast cancer. All of the Department’s Crews, including Water Distribution, Waste Water Collections, Code Enforcement, Building, Streets, Planning and others will contribute to the effort. The event was originally scheduled in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but public safety power shutoffs conducted by PG&E delayed it.
Director of Public Works Brian Gerving said, “Each of us in the Public Works Department knows someone who has been directly impacted by breast cancer – it may be a family member, a friend, or a colleague. We want to do our part to increase awareness of this important cause and raise funds for the Humboldt Breast and GYN Health Project. We hope that the community shares our concern and contributes anything they can when they see our crews in the field.”
The City Crews will be stationed at the following intersections to collect money: Harris and Central, Henderson and California, and Sixth and I. The fundraiser will begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.