Home of Hope

October 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A valley woman paid $100 for a brand new home Saturday. Lorena Carrasco got a big surprise on her voicemail tonight. She won the "Home of Hope" raffle, but wasn't there for the drawing.

About 31-hundred people bought raffle tickets, so the fundraiser earned $310,000 for valley charities.

That's a big drop-off from last year, when they raised $420,000 and that was down from the year before as well. But fundraisers say it's still a great deal. Nina Sensenbaugh, "Home of Hope", says "It's still, its $310,000 that these organizations would not have had and you heard Dana Wilkie with Community Food Bank talk about how many thousands of people they're going to be able to feed with that money. It's going to make a difference for those people."

All the money raised goes to the Community Food Bank, the Poverello House, the Hinds Hospice, the Assistance League, and Valley School Charities.

The estimated value on the house is $350,000.

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