IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection donates services and materials for the 2024 St. Jude Dream Home giveaway

The IBEW/NECA Electrical ConnectION team poses in front of the 2024 St. Jude Dream Home now under construction in Wentzville. – Compass Communications photo

Wentzville, MO  An IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection team is now wiring the 15th St. Jude Dream Home in the St. Louis area while donating all resources to build it.  When completed later this year, proceeds from the ticket sales of the home – $1.65 million – 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. Fischer Homes is building the home with TJV Electric performing the electrical with its IBEW workforce.

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 loyal vendors and trade partners like IBEW Local 1 and TJV Electric make the St. Jude Dream Home possible,” said Carrie Iddings, corporate communications Manager at Fischer Homes. “Their donated skills create exquisite living space that will ultimately support the lifesaving research being done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

Located at 705 Watt Lane, the 3,103-square-foot, five-level home is emerging at Fischer Homes’ new Boulevard at Wilmer community in Wentzville, Mo. The Blair Coastal Classic design features four bedrooms, two and a half baths and several specially designed spaces and amenities, including:

  • Gourmet kitchen with expanded morning room.
  • Floor-to-ceiling cultured marble stone fireplace in the two-story great room.
  • A private owner’s retreat.
  • A finished recreation room.

It also includes an unfinished basement with eight-foot ceilings.  The home is valued at $645,000.

Homeowners in the Boulevard at Wilmer community will enjoy access to future planned community amenities, including a playground, covered pavilion, gazebo, walking trails and natural prairie space.   

“Each year, our members are inspired by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its critical research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Frank Jacobs, IBEW Local 1 business manager.

Beginning June 6, 2024, a total of 16,500 tickets will be available for a chance to win the home and other prizes at $100 each.  The Aug. 15, 2024 drawing to give away the home will be carried live on KTVI FOX 2.  For more information, visit www.stjude.org/give/dream-home/st-louis.html.

“Our Electrical Connection contractors and their IBEW Local 1 workforce excel at proficiently installing home electrical infrastructure and fixtures while ensuring everything is built to code,” noted Kyle McKenna, executive vice president of St. Louis Chapter 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. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and it won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following St. Jude on Twitter (@stjude).

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