Thatcher middle schooler designs Samaritan Home logo

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SAFFORD — Ryker Griffin is the winner of the logo contest for the The Gila Valley Samaritan Home.

The Gila Valley Samaritan Home is a planned respite center for the homeless community, and will be located near the intersection of highways 70 and 191. It is currently undergoing remodeling and is set to open its doors in July 2023.

In a prepared statement, Samaritan Home officials said Griffin’s logo design stood out for its creativity, compassion, and representation of the Samaritan Home’s mission.

Ryker Griffin, a Thatcher Middle School student, received $100 for designing the Gila Valley Samaritan Home logo. – Contributed Photo

The “logo will become the symbol of hope for the homeless community in the Gila Valley, fostering a welcoming environment for those seeking respite and assistance,” the statement reads.

Griffin receives $100 for his design, and he will take part in the grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony.