In partnership with Arrow Transportation Systems Inc., Interfor has donated $20,000 for a multi-agency community project that will provide housing and other support services in Grand Forks.
The funds - from the 2012 Playhouse Challenge - will help Habitat for Humanity Boundary (HFHB) establish a ReStore, which will sell used building materials, furniture, tools, equipment and other affordable second-hand goods to support the affiliate's award-winning building program.
The store will be part of a one-stop support centre at 7212 Riverside Drive in Grand Forks where HFHB, Boundary Emergency and Transition Society and Whispers of Hope Benevolence Association will offer shelter, meals, clothing and other support for individuals and families who are homeless, hungry and/or unable to get decent, safe and affordable housing.
"As a major employer in Grand Forks, Interfor is proud to be a partner in this important community initiative that offers value to people in need at so many levels," said Andrew Horahan, general manager of Interfor's Grand Forks sawmill and Kootenay operations. "As part of the Playhouse Challenge, we raised $20,000 for the Habitat for Humanity affiliate of our choice. This project is a perfect fit with our company's values and reflects our commitment to the community."