Thirty-seven people from eight different churches gathered at the Fortuna cross on the hill to read the New Testament over the city of Fortuna and the Eel River Valley. The reading took place over a 24-hour time period from noon July 3 to noon July 4. The event was sponsored and organized by the Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast, a member of the International Association of Healing Rooms.

The Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast was formed in 2003 and prays for people on Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. at Wood Street Chapel at 1649 Wood St., Fortuna, 834-5800. There is no cost, and no appointment is necessary.