This 1989 Jeep Cherokee has been customized in preparation for a raffle to raise money for the Mission Youth House. Tickets are available starting next week.

Jeep raffled for Mission Youth House

MY House is a place at-risk youth can go for meals, laundry and shower services.

A Mission man is using his experience and connections in the automobile repair and custom work industry to help raise funds for the Mission Youth House (MY House).

Aaron Hiebert, owner of Ground Force Performance in Abbotsford, along with a long list of other Fraser Valley businesses, have created a  modified Jeep for a raffle to support MY House.

“We’ve built up this ’89 Jeep Cherokee. It started off as a stock Jeep but it has progressed significantly since then,” said Hiebert

While it is still being appraised, he believes the jeep is worth at least $18,000.

Among the numerous modifications, Hiebert said the Jeep has been given a four-and-a-half inch lift, 33-inch tires, a 9,500-lb. winch, custom-fabricated off-road bumpers, audio system, security system, fresh transmission, and the list goes on.

“I’ve always wanted to build a cool Jeep,” Hiebert said.

MY House is a place at-risk youth can go for meals, laundry and shower services. There are also adults available to listen and offer advice. The building is owned by Mission Community Services Society.

Hiebert heard the project was short of funding and looking for help, and decided to create the raffle.

Tickets will be available starting next week at various  automotive repair and custom shops in the area.

The draw takes place in September.

Hiebert said the Jeep is good for novice to light intermediate level off-road drivers.

“It’s great for a weekend warrior and off-road adventures.”

Visit facebook.com/missionyouthhouse for more information.