Electrical Connection supports 2022 St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway

THE IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection is once again donating resources to build the St. Jude Dream Home to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. – Compass Communications photo

The 13th St. Jude Dream Home® in St. Louis is taking shape at the Streets of Caledonia in O’Fallon, Mo., and once again the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection is donating resources to build it.

The home’s construction and sale will benefit children served by the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.  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. It is donating all electrical services to build the 2,457-square-foot, two-story home which carries an estimated value of $565,000. The home is being built by Fischer Homes.  NECA contractor Grasser Electric and IBEW are performing the electrical work.

In June of this year, tickets will be available to purchase for a chance to win the home.  A total of 16,000 tickets will be offered to win the home for $100 each.  Last year, tickets to win the home sold out in 10 days.  For more information visit stjude.org/give/dream-home/st-louis.html.

Located at the intersection of Dalriada Blvd & Long Haven Drive at the Streets of Caledonia, the groundbreaking for this year’s St. Jude Dream Home was held on Feb. 10. The Grasser Electric/IBEW team began roughing in electrical on April 2. Each year, the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection partnership pays the wages of the workforce for the St. Jude Dream Home. “But at the end of the day, our workforce agreed to donate their time and skills on Saturday to advance this worthy cause,” noted Local 1 Business Representative Chris Clermont.

The home features a morning room adjacent to the kitchen, flexible space for a living room, dining room or study, a first floor owner’s suite, a two-story family room,  three bedrooms, two and a half baths and a two-car garage.

“The purpose of the home is truly special,” said Local 1 Business Manager Frank Jacobs.  “St. Jude’s critical research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases inspire and compels our IBEW/NECA partnership to help with this worthy cause.”

IBEW LOCAL 1’s Tim Hawkins does the electrical rough-in for the 2022 St. Jude Dream Home for NECA contractor Grasser Electric. The home is under construction at the Streets of Caledonia in O’Fallon, Mo. – Compass Communications photo

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 for funding research and providing care.

“The ultimate winner of the St. Jude Dream Home will appreciate the reliable electrical installations built to code that is the hallmark of all our residential projects,” noted Kyle McKenna, executive vice president of the St. Louis Chapter of NECA.

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. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – allowing them to focus entirely on helping their child live.

You can join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following on Twitter (@stjude).

The Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership has more than 5,000 highly skilled and safe IBEW electricians and the more than 150 NECA electrical contractors who employ them.  For more than 75 years, the partnership has trained more electricians/communication technicians than any education program in Missouri. Its award-winning work provides safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world. Learn more at electricalconnection.org.


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