Local builder off to Haiti to add to school

Local builder wants to do his bit to help in devastated country

Roto-Rooter’s Terry Kelloway (left) donated $500 to Craig Gooding’s effort to help expand a school in Haiti

Roto-Rooter’s Terry Kelloway (left) donated $500 to Craig Gooding’s effort to help expand a school in Haiti

Preparations and donations are coming along for local builder Craig Gooding’s return to help expand a school in Haiti next week.

Gooding helped build a four-room school after the disastrous earthquake in 2010 and it is already overcrowded with 360 children and nine teachers.

He leaves Feb. 10 to help add two classrooms and a kitchen, since the school provides children with three meals a week.

Operated by the non-profit Faith and Love in Action (www.faithandloveinaction.org) Gooding and the other participants have to pay their own way and contribute a minimum $1,000 toward the construction costs, with any extra going directly to student aid.

Gooding’s mother Tina is hosting a fundraising garage sale at 10 Constantine Place in Parksville on Sat., Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call Tina at 250-248-3665 for more information.