With school cutbacks in the news it is refreshing to hear of a community-minded corporation stepping up to the plate and helping out with essential school supplies.
In this instance Castlegar’s Interfor plant has donated a lift of two-by-fours to Stanley Humphries Secondary School’s carpentry shop for the use in its construction class.
“Each year we build different structures, gazebos, sheds… whatever is needed for different clients in the community,” explained drafting, carpentry and construction teacher Don List. “We try and make a little profit off each of them and so when we get a donation it helps bring money into the school shop program for the purchasing of equipment and new technology. Capital equipment is pretty low on the priority for school districts.”
This donated wood will serve as part of the education for some future carpenters and construction workers. What comes around goes around as the expression goes. From tree to lumber to a building… to more, Interfor is giving a helping hand.