Source: West News Magazine, August 24, 2020 – https://westnewsmagazine.com/2020/08/24/127095/ballwin-woman-wins-st-jude-dream-home
Ballwin resident Rachel Foster took a chance, made a donation to help children with cancer and won a gorgeous new home in O’Fallon.
Foster was named the winner of the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home.
The annual home giveaway to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was made possible in part by the Electrical Connection, which donated services and materials to build the home. Payne Family Homes orchestrated the construction and home giveaway, which raised more than $1.1 million for the hospital.
Family-owned Grasser Electric performed the electrical installations on the home working with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1. IBEW partners with the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to form the Electrical Connection. Grasser is a NECA contractor.
The 2020 St. Jude Dream Home broke ground on Jan. 30 at 318 Old Forester Drive in Payne Family Homes’ Legends Pointe subdivision. The 1.5-story, 4,100-square-foot home features a number of amenities including a home cinema and security system, four bedrooms and 4.5 baths, plus a three-sided sculptural fireplace, interior stone wall, spacious loft area, cozy reading nook and more.
This is the seventh St. Jude Dream Home built by Payne Family Homes with the help of IBEW/NECA. Grasser Electric has donated services to build five of those homes. The seven-year-long charitable endeavor has raised more than $7.1 million locally for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
According to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the families it serves never receive a bill for treatment, travel housing or food – because all they should worry about is helping their child live.