Drake Smith (l), president of the Evergreen Acres Society, accepts a $500 cheque from Hazel Wadlegger, head of the grants committee with the North Thompson Communities Foundation.
The money is being used to install new smoke detectors in the main and annex buildings at the seniors’ housing complex. This is the foundation’s tenth year, Wadlegger said.
Typically it gives away about $5,000 per year for projects in the North Thompson Valley from Blue River to McLure. All the grants come from interest earned on money donated – the principal is never touched.