A fundraiser will be held this weekend for an ambitious project intended to help the down-and-out get back on their feet. The Shasta Humanity Project is a group of compassionate local people working toward building a village of townhouses. They’ll be located on a piece of property that has yet to be purchased. The small dwellings will be provided to homeless and at-risk individuals and families to live in temporarily until they’re able to be independent. They won’t be flophouses or tent cities, and clients will be expected to eventually pay rent. Information on the vision can be found at shastahumanityproject.org. That’s also where tickets can be purchased for a gala event at Riverview Country Club on Bechelli Lane this Friday night. A bbq and silent auction will be held beginning at 6PM. Order online or call 710-0243.