2019 ST. JUDE DREAM HOME


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TICKETS NOW ON SALE! The 2019 Savannah Area St Jude Dream Home Campaign Officially kicks off!

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV)- Monday is a very big day in the St. Jude dream home giveaway. It’s the first day you can buy a ticket to win this year’s home.

The home is still under construction in Port Wentworth. It’s located in the rice hope plantation neighborhood. It has four bedrooms, four-point-5 baths.

Click here to reserve your tickets.

The 3-level home is 3,800 square feet and will be valued around $400,000 dollars. It features a screened-in porch, a stone fireplace, top of the line appliances, a wet bar, a luxury master suite, and cottage trim details.

The whole third floor is a bonus room with a vaulted ceiling and a bathroom. Tickets are $100 and you can buy more than one, but a limited number will be sold.

Keep in mind the campaign sold out last year.

April 12: Get your ticket by April 12 to be eligible to win a $2,500 VISA gift card.
May 3: Get your ticket by May 3 to be eligible to win a 2019 Nissan Versa.
May 11: Tour the house, and register for free to be eligible to win a $5,000 shopping spree at Timeless Interiors.
June 14: Get your ticket by June 14 to be eligible to win a seven-day Carnival Cruise for two.
June 26: Tune in to WSAV to see the drawing for the house and all other prizes.

Join us Monday on News 3, we’ll have volunteers answering your calls and helping you reserve your tickets. Tune in to News 3 on June 26th for the official drawing.

Reserve your 2019 Savannah area St. Jude Dream Home ticket now by visiting dreamhome.org or calling 1-800-383-9844. Only 6750 tickets will be sold for $100 each. Drawing will be held live on WSAV TV June 26th.

St. Jude Floor Signing

Last week in Rice Hope Plantation, Village Park Homes reached another milestone in our 2019 Savannah St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Campaign, the Floor Signing. All profits from this Dream Home Giveaway raffle contest go directly to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The turnout for this event was a full-blown success; team leaders and members of our industry partners, volunteers and their supportive family members surrounded us.

After gathering in the soon to be finalized Living Room, chatting over pizza and drinks, we began our series of speeches with Richard Schwartz, the President and COO of Village Park Homes. Schwartz reminded us of the meaning of our mission and, at the core, why we are all choosing to build a home for a cause where the mission is to treat and defeat pediatric cancer. Along with thanking our donors, he expressed gratitude for his VPH team.

The follow-up speeches were given by Paul Lerner of Bald Eagle Partners who donated the homesite, Matt Harden our Construction Manager, Garret Fricks a Shaw Flooring Representative, and Kristin Langona with St. Jude.

Matt Harden, our construction manager, reminded us all that in the 1950s, the survival rate for patients at St. Jude suffering from childhood cancer was 20 percent and today is over 80 percent. Our National Sponsor, Shaw Flooring, had their regional representative speak about why they choose to be involved in this charity every year, a heartfelt moment as the speaker mentioned his wife’s career as a pediatric oncologist. The gravity of this campaign weighed heavier on us all as the day progressed.

During every St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Floor Signing event, all donors and volunteers ‘christen’ the home with signatures on the cement slab that will soon be covered with flooring, writing notes of best wishes to the future Dream Home winner.

It is our hope that this 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom, 3800+ sq. ft. home will be given to a deserving winner! All of our participants in this campaign know the meaning and impact we have on changing the lives of children. Our mission is to raise $675,000 to give directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and after selling out on our 2018 Dream Home Campaignin Richmond Hill, GA we are hoping to have the same amount of support and turnout this year in Port Wentworth, Georgia.

Leslie Ehlers, our Marketing Director, spoke to Ben Senger at WSAV3 about all of the interior design work that will soon be installed in the Dream Home.

  • Expansive kitchen with center island, gourmet Bosch® appliances, built-in coffee maker, adjacent wet bar with wine chiller.
  • Two-story living room with built-in details and a stone fireplace
  • Rear-screened porch for enjoying the mild coastal climate all year long
  • Deluxe Master Bath with freestanding soaking tub and frameless glass shower.
  • Additional flexible living space includes a versatile 2nd floor loft and expansive third floor bonus room with bath.

Donate today and you will be giving to an incredible cause whose mission since the beginning has been about ‘Finding Cures. Saving Children.” To purchase a $100 raffle ticket to win our beautiful, 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom Dream Home call 1-800-383-9844 and visit dreamhome.org. If you donate today, YOU will not only be in the running to win our home but other bonus prizes as well! The live raffle drawing will be on WSAV3 on June 26, 2019. Call and visit online today!

BACA Ready Mix Donating Towards the St. Jude Dream Home!

Business owner and Dream Home veteran, Miguel Baca, continues to provide quality concrete services to the Savannah region and we are grateful to have him as a major donor on our mission to build a St. Jude Dream Home. BACA Ready Mix will be providing all of our concrete work, which includes slab, leveling, driveway, sidewalks, and porches.

Miguel Baca noted in a recent interview that his brother, Everardo, was the
first in his family to begin this line of work while living in Atlanta. Miguel moved to the city and learned about the concrete industry alongside him. Later, in 2012, Miguel moved to Savannah to work with his younger brother, Pedro, where the two branded their company ‘BACA Ready Mix’, which is now being run by Miguel and Everardo. They attribute their success to their goal of developing their high quality services and desire for growth.

“Finding success is always hard but thanks to God we are coming to it, thank you to all.”

Miguel opened up about how for years at a time he contributed twenty dollars to St. Jude monthly because he feels blessed for his years spent here in the US and at the least, he can try to help others. His donations to our Dream Home campaign, where all profits from the raffle contest go directly to St. Jude, is another expression of his gratitude.

BACA Ready Mix, many thanks for all of your hard work!

You can reach Miguel Baca at 912-856-2566. They offer quality concrete services and would love to help you with your next project.

Premier Exteriors LLC Donates Vinyl Siding and Stone

Well known exterior designers and businessmen in the Lowcountry, Justin Harvey and Chris Dalzell, contributed the vinyl siding and stone to Village Park Homes’ St. Jude Dream Home, which is currently being built in Rice Hope Plantation in Port Wentworth, Georgia.

In a recent interview, Harvey said that he chose to be a part of the 2019 Savannah St. Jude Dream Home campaign because it is truly a great cause considering families do not have to pay for travel, treatment, housing, or food. “Giving back is a big part of what we do along with our other core principles.” Without a doubt, he wanted to contribute money to St. Jude.

Premier Exteriors LLC can be known for its mission, which is to empower people “to perform and provide unmatched quality and reliable service.” Harvey attests that what may separate his and his partner’s company from its competitors is its management team. They are often known for having a great process in estimating pricing and applying this method towards the final exterior design process. Along with that, Harvey who received a business degree specializing in marketing, swears by his six core values: fiscal responsibility, intentional relationships, live by principle, quality, accountability, and schedule.

Harvey began Premier Exteriors LLC in 2008 in Bluffton, South Carolina in an upstairs Bonus Room. He currently has twenty-four men and women working for him in his three locations, Bluffton, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach. Along with providing services in supplying stucco, siding, brick, and stone, Premier Exteriors is now offering EIFS and Nichiha Panels. Premier Exteriors has shown to only multiply in its successes over the years.

Village Park Homes is honored to have such a well-run, levelheaded company and management team working alongside us towards this mission to cure pediatric cancer! Village Park Homes is grateful for Premier Exterior LLC’s donations!

To learn more about Premier Exteriors LLC, visit premierexteriorsllc.com and you can reach their office at 843-645-6920.

Island Improvements Donating Towards the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway!

Phil Nold, Director of Sales and Design at Island Improvements, opened up about their involvement in helping Village Park Homes build the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home in Richmond Hill, Georgia saying “other than the fact that it is the greatest cause on earth, we are business partners with Village Park Homes and we want to do our part with helping in any way that we can along with helping sick children get better.” But Nold is also a cancer survivor and knows that any time you are trying to do research for cancer, especially with children, it is a great cause.

For our 2019 Dream Home, Island Improvement’s involvement is quite different. This company that is participating for all of the right reasons will not only be donating cabinetry like last year, but is giving countertops and hardware as well. When speaking with co-owner Michelle Bergman, she commented that they were eager to do all of the services needed for the 2018 Dream Home, but saw the jobs were being split amongst other local vendors. When asked about donating all of their supplies for the 2019 Dream Home, again, it was an immediate ‘yes’.

Island Improvements has been running for about twenty-three years now with its co-owners, Marc and Michelle Bergman (Michelle often called Mimi). Beginning solely as a maintenance company, the Bergman’s later added a construction division. Phil Nold joined their team 14 years ago and around this time Island Improvements expanded onto the focus of kitchen, bath, and cabinetry design. This is when they opened The Showroom including cabinetry, granite, quartz, tile, and much more for their clients to view during the home design process.

“The business model is a one-stop shop atmosphere where clients can come to our Showroom and get all the design work done.”

Moving forward, Island Improvements is always trying to stay current with trends so they can supply their customers with the best possible designs. They can often be recognized as having “quality product, good service, and modern ideas.” Village Park Homes is extremely excited and honored to have Island Improvements as an industry partner in this undertaking.

Tickets to win this 2019 Savannah St. Jude Dream Home located in Rice Hope Plantation, our 4 bedroom Liberty model, will officially be on sale, April 8, 2019 and the winning ticket will be pulled on live television June 26, 2019.

St. Jude Dream Home Groundbreaking 2019

January 10, 2019, we officially ‘broke ground’ on our 2019 St. Jude Dream Home project in Rice Hope Plantation. The event in Port Wentworth, Georgia was an absolute success. We received an incredible amount of support from our industry partners and were honored to have members from the city of Port Wentworth join us. A St. Jude representative let us know it was one of the best attendances they had ever seen since working for St. Jude.

We heard memorable speeches from many who are involved in this process. Speakers included: Trisha Growe, the president of the Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce, Kendall Jordan, Savannah Regional Development Representative for St. Jude, Matt Harden, Village Park Homes Construction Manager, and more.

Ben Senger of WSAV 3 News broadcasted our event live and interviewed Paul Larner of Bald Eagle Partners, who stated, “Rice Hope is a marvelous community on a number of fronts. It includes a number of different neighborhoods and price points. It began as a new urbanism community with alley loaded lots, which the Dream Home will be built on. [Bald Eagle Partners] has a fabulous location [at Rice Hope] and we are probably best known for our amenities center, which is frankly a waterpark with a waterslide, a lazy river, and two large pools, a new school in the community, and the new Publix anchored shopping center. We feel like we provide a lot of attractive features to our residents.”

Lerner later said, “St. Jude approached me via the builder and I was overwhelmed with their commitment to their cause, their enthusiasm for this charity, the good works they do, and I decided very quickly that we’d like to contribute a [home] lot so we purchased one and made the donation and we’re looking forward to a fabulous fundraising event and an opportunity for more people in Savannah to get to know Rice Hope.”

The groundbreaking showed promise for the support we will be receiving along this journey! The live raffle drawing for this fundraiser will be on June 26, 2019.

2019 Savannah, GA St Jude Dream Home Kickoff-Bricks and Sticks Event

Our Bricks and Sticks vendor commitment event for the 2019 Savannah area St. Jude Dream Home Campaign was a resounding success! With the help of the wonderful staff from St Jude, we hosted an inspired gathering of generous vendor partners who’ve, once again, committed their valuable time, unrivaled talent, and construction materials needed to have another successful Dream Home campaign.

The presentation to our vendors and industry partners included speeches from our Marketing Director, CEO, COO, and Construction Manager. We talked about both our mission and recent visit to the St Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Employees of Village Park Homes were able to see patients’ artwork, engage in more conversations with the St. Jude family, and learn about where every single dollar goes towards in order to assure the best possible treatment.

Many were shedding tears during these speeches and showed compassion for this cause. It is quite incredible that St Jude has been able to increase the survival rate of their patients from less than 20% to more than 80%. This incredible organization works hard to ensure that families will never pay a bill for treatment, travel, housing, and food. “All they should worry about is helping their child live.”

Island Improvements is one of our returning vendors who showed compassion and promised donations for our 2019 Dream Home. Phil Nold, Director of Sales and Design at Island Improvements, said in an interview with us, “other than the fact that it is the greatest cause on earth, we are business partners with Village Park Homes and we want to do our part with helping in any way that we can along with helping sick children get better.”

Village Park Homes is extremely grateful for all the efforts from St. Jude, our employees, and our industry partners. To receive the caring feedback and promises of donations from you all was incredible. We promise all we do on this journey to build our 2019 St. Jude Dream Home in Rice Hope Plantation will be rewarding as 100% of the proceeds of this raffle competition go towards the fight to treat and defeat pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Bluffton, SC Based Village Park Homes to build 2019 St. Jude Dream Home in Port Wentworth, GA

Bluffton, SC Based Village Park Homes to build 2019 St. Jude Dream Home in Port Wentworth, GA.  The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is a 28-year tradition that is one of the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To date, almost 500 homes have been given away and the program has raised more than $400 million to save the lives of children with cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude.

Village Park Homes was honored to be chosen to build the 2018 St. Jude Dream home in The Commons community in Richmond Hill, GA. The campaign was a huge success and a total sellout of 6500 tickets raising almost $660,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Village Park Homes Marketing Director, Leslie Ehlers, says,

“When it came time to consider building another St. Jude dream home for 2019, it was a resounding yes. As a company, we were all in to do it again along with an inspired team of vendor partners with huge hearts – all eager and humbled to lend their time, talent and materials. What St. Jude does for children fighting cancer and for their family is truly incredible. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. This is a perfect opportunity for our team at Village Park Homes to take our knowledge and expertise and lend it to raising money for one of the worthiest of charitable organizations. Village Park Homes is humbled to be able to participate and partner again with St. Jude on the 2019 Dream Home campaign.”

The 2019 Savannah area St Jude Dream Home is VillagePark Homes’ expansive 3-story Liberty plan and will be built in the beautiful Rice Hope Plantation neighborhood in Port Wentworth, GA. The home will feature 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and over 3800 square feet and boast impressive interior details including:

  • Expansive kitchen with center island, vent hood, gourmet Bosch® appliances, built-in coffee maker, adjacent wetbar with wine chiller.
  • Two-storyliving room with built-in bookcases and a wood-burning fireplace.
  • Rearscreened porch for enjoying the mild coastal climate all year long
  • DeluxeMaster Bath with separate soaking tub and frameless glass shower.
  • Additional flexible living space includes a versatile 2nd floor loft and expansive third floor bonus room with bath.

Only 6750 $100 tickets will be available starting in April for the 2019 Port Wentworth St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Potential homeowners will get their first chance to see this beautiful new Village Park Home at open houses every Saturday and Sunday beginning in Spring of 2019. (Sat 9-5 / Sun 12-5). The winning ticket will be drawn on live television next July on WSAV.

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