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06/10/2020

LP Building Solutions donates to California homeless cause

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LP Building Solutions has donated a 7.96-acre parcel  of land in Red Bluff, Calif. to the Poor and the Homeless (P.A.T.H.) Tehama County Coalition.

The coalition is a local nonprofit with a mission to prevent and alleviate homelessness in the area. P.A.T.H. plans to use the land for the building of a homeless shelter.

“Those of us at P.A.T.H. are ecstatic over the fantastic generosity of LP Building Solutions in their donation of property to PATH, allowing us to finally build a permanent homeless shelter for our community,” said P.A.T.H. President E.C. Ross. “For over 20 years, we’ve relied on the generosity of local churches to house our transient shelter as it moved from one location to the next every few months. We would not have been successful without their support and will be forever grateful to those churches.”

Recognizing the limited number of undeveloped parcels with the proper zoning, LP said that it was pleased to step forward to donate the much-needed land, which will be used for a multi-phase project to include a navigation center, temporary housing, and common areas for job skills development and recreation.

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The facilities will serve the disadvantaged citizens of the community, including veterans, seniors, families and youth now living unsheltered in the county. Also, the site will provide services to help participants to re-enter productive society, including on-site medical care, substance abuse treatment, mental health assessments, application assistance for social service benefits, job training and job application assistance. 

Pet care and pet obedience training, veterinary services, permanent housing case management, and literacy skills will also be offered.

“As a leading building solutions company, we work every day to build better products that build better homes that help to build lasting communities,” said LP Red Bluff Plant Manager Shannon Bear. “Providing shelter is at the very heart of our company and a mission we’ve worked to fulfill for the last half-century. We are committed to building a better world and this land donation is such a shining example of that.”

LP Red Bluff began production in 1990 as the company’s first engineered wood products plant. Today the mill employs more than 60 area residents and manufactures up to 80 million feet of LP SolidStart Engineered I-Joists a year. 

“We are humbled and grateful to be even a small part of P.A.T.H.’s tremendous work in the community,” Bear said.