A floor signing was held for all builders and donors of this year’s St. Jude Dream Home.
“They sign the floor kind of blessing the home for all the work that they’ve done and for the new hopefully winners,” says Sandra Lara, St. Jude Regional Development Representative.
One donor said after a visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, there was no question, they would do whatever they could to help.
“It was just amazing, we got to meet some of the kids and see all the different things they got to go through on a daily basis,” explains Penni Aulds, Donor-Sherwin Williams.
With the help of donors, the dream home team is the closest they have ever been to reaching the zero-cost of the home.
“We have really spent about 80, but we have had about $40,000 worth of donors. And while I was giving the speech today and thanking all the vendors and subs that showed up for the floors signing I got a text, and I looked just as I was finishing and it was CenturyLink has stepped up and sent us a check for $5,000,” says Brian Allen, BRACO Construction.
St. Jude Representatives say this is an exceptional accomplishment.
“I think it’s amazing how every year that I’ve worked on this campaign more people have stepped up to help out with the home, and this year we are getting it at zero cost which I think is so awesome because, that means more money for the kids,” mentioned Lara.
Dream Home tickets are $100 each, and roughly 2,000 tickets are left.