Electrical Connection donates services, materials for 2023 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

ALL ELECTRICAL SERVICES at the 2023 St. Jude Dream Home in O’Fallon, Mo. are being donated by the Electrical Connection, a partnership of IBEW Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). NECA contractor Grasser Electric is currently performing the rough-in. Lending a hand on the project are (from left) Grasser Electric’s Phil Bax, Matt Romanko and Kevin Sondergard, and Local 1 Business Representative Chris Clermont. – Electrical Connection photo

O’Fallon, MO – The 2023 St. Jude Dream Home here is quickly emerging, and once again, the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection is donating resources to build it.

The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.

Specifically, it is donating all electrical services to build the 2,711-square-foot, two-story home, which carries an estimated value of $711,000. The home is being built by Fischer Homes. NECA contractor Grasser Electric and IBEW Local 1 are performing the electrical work.

This June, a total of 16,000 tickets will be available for a chance to win the home and other prizes at $100 each. Last year, tickets to win the home sold out in 10 days. The drawing to give away the home will be carried live on FOX 2 on Aug. 17, 2023. For more information, visit stjude.org/give/dream-home/st-louis.html.

Located at 209 Kerry Downs Drive, the groundbreaking for this year’s St. Jude Dream Home was held on Feb. 10, 2023. The Grasser Electric/IBEW 1 team are currently roughing in electrical infrastructure.

“This year’s St. Louis Dream Home would not be possible without our incredible trade partners and vendors like IBEW Local 1/Grasser Electric,” said Carrie Rogiers, marketing manager at Fischer Homes. “We are grateful for their support of the lifesaving research being done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

The home, located next to the Lake Forest County Club features four bedrooms and two and a half baths; a spacious owner’s suite and bathroom; 17-foot ceilings in the family room with open concept living; a gourmet kitchen with an expansive island; a private study with French doors; flexible main-floor space for a casual living room, dining room, recreation room or an extra study space; a convenient second-floor laundry room; and a three-car garage.

“Our membership is inspired to serve this very worthy cause,” said Frank Jacobs, Local 1 business manager. “Countless families have relied on St. Jude’s critical research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”

The home is built with the generosity and support of sponsors, trade partners and the local community. Every dollar raised goes straight to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for funding research and providing care.

“Our NECA contractors, like Grasser, excel at proficiently installing home electrical infrastructure and fixtures while ensuring everything is built to code,” said Kyle McKenna, St. Louis NECA executive vice president.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago.

For more information, visit stjude.org.



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