NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home are now on sale. The four-bedroom, three-bath Lakeview home could be yours for just $100.
The house in the 6900 block of West End Boulevard will belong to someone who buys a raffle ticket. Proceeds will help children treated at St. Jude. The home is the tenth one built in the New Orleans area.
"We have such a large presence of patients in the New Orleans area," said Jim Barkate, a board member of ALSAC/St. Jude. "Citizens open up their hearts and checkbooks to St. Jude."
Hyman Bartolo Contractors have partnered with St. Jude to build the home.
"This is a highly traveled street, plus the design of the home is an excellent design," said Bartolo as he surveyed the lot.
Gerald Mire focuses on interiors for the company.
"We'll have coffered ceilings in the den and 11-foot ceilings downstairs," he said.
Bartolo understands the mission. He recently visited St. Jude in in Memphis and the children he's working to help.
"We got to travel the life of a cancer patient," Bartolo said. "His name was Nick. At the end of the night, Nick came out to talk to us. He was cancer free."
Jon Luther is with the Home Builders of Greater New Orleans. He says a lot of the organizations vendors get involved and donate everything from air conditioning to lighting and appliances.
Barkate says ticket sales will go quickly.
"Last year we sold 10,500. This year we have 11,000," he said.
Get your $100 ticket for a chance to win a house with an estimated value of $650,000 or another great prize, while helping St. Jude save the lives of children. Reserve your tickets now by calling 1-800-327-2559, or online by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1z0eh14
The winner will be drawn on Sunday, June 28, 2015, on Fox 8.