The Clark County Parade of Homes features a unique property that is not only a beautiful showcase, but also a charitable endeavor. The St. Jude Dream Home is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath mid-century model single level home, spanning 2900 square feet. Built by Marnella Homes, this dream home includes luxurious features such as a wine wall, solar power, and an interior grow center.
Proceeds from the sale of the St. Jude Dream Home will go towards benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The project has received a tremendous amount of support from the community, with many individuals and businesses donating labor and materials. This generosity has allowed the cost of construction to be minimized, ensuring that the maximum amount of proceeds can be directed towards the vital work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Tony Marnella, the builder behind the Dream Home, expressed his gratitude for the contributions, saying, “They all give as much as they can so we can get the cost of the home down to as little as possible, so we can maximize proceeds to go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”
One of the trade partners involved in the project is Northwest Natural, who donated a tankless water heater and backup heater. Nelson Holmberg, an employee of Northwest Natural, emphasized the importance of supporting families dealing with childhood cancer, as he himself is a cancer survivor. He stated, “When cancer strikes anyone, it’s a travesty and it’s very difficult. But when it hits children, it’s heartbreaking.”
The goal is to raise $630,000 from the sale of the St. Jude Dream Home. In addition to purchasing the home, individuals can also make financial donations to offset the cost of construction materials that were not donated. The Clark County Parade of Homes will continue to showcase this remarkable property until September 24.
-Original Article by KOIN 6 News
-Definition of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: A leading children’s hospital devoted to pediatric treatment and research, specializing in treating children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.