A class from Grand Forks Secondary School is helping support flood-impacted residents.

Phoenix Foundation President Gary Smith says the GFSS wood-shop class has built a shed to be raffled off to the community:

“So Lucas, sort of out of his own initiative, got together his woodworking class with students, those that wish to participate, and they build essentially a garden shed -a very sound one. I just went and had a look at it a couple of days ago….”

Smith says the goal is to provide funding to flood-impacted residents through the Path Home Fund, which was established last year in partnership with Boundary Family Services.

He adds that raffle-ticket proceeds will go towards the Path Home Fund:

“A hundred percent of that is going towards the Path Home Fund, the draw is on June 15th.”

Smith says funding will be allocated, and recipients selected, through an application process:

“So the Boundary Family Services Society has case workers who take in applications from people who have immediate needs, and they go through the applications, make sure they meet criteria….”

Raffle tickets are available at GFSS, Thistle Pot Gifts, and Boundary Home Building Centre.