Societies asking for community help

Okanagan Men’s Shed, Tetra Society and the Okanagan Suicide Awareness Society are looking for a shared location to work out of

A group known as Okanagan men's shed is looking for a location to build its shelves for the community.

A group known as Okanagan men's shed is looking for a location to build its shelves for the community.

Three community groups based in Kelowna are looking for a shared facility to continue to construct items and help out the community.

Okanagan Men’s Shed, Tetra Society and the Okanagan Suicide Awareness Society say they are having a difficult time finding a location where the three groups can work out of, sharing a facility.

According to the three societies, they are voluntarily providing assistance to members of our community needing help, but cannot effectively do so without a place to do it from. They say they can make it work together, using the same space cooperatively and are asking the public to help find a place for them.

Okanagan Men’s Shed has been around since 2012, helping to build shelves at the food bank, among other projects. Many of Men’s Shed members are retired and wanting to assist our community with tools they are bringing or have been able to acquire such as table saws and work benches. But they need a place to store and work from.

The Tetra Society recruits skilled volunteers to create or modify assistive devices for people with physical disabilities to help alleviate barriers in mobility, communications, or personal care. At the moment, solutions are taking place in a garage when it is available.

Okanagan Suicide Awareness Society (OSAS) is a support group who holds sessions for those who have lost loved ones and friends to suicide.

Due to high rent OSAS has been forced to suspend its meetings while Tetra’s work has been taking place in  a garage.

The three are looking for a suitable location to share and work out of.

If you have an idea of space that could be used, please contact Glen Maddess at 250-491-9482 or He would be glad to talk to you.

Kelowna Capital News

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