In a dream come true, Rachel Foster, of Ballwin, was named the winner of the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home in O’Fallon, Mo.
The annual free home giveaway to benefit the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was made possible in part by the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection partnership, 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 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 one-and-a-half 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.
SEVENTH DREAM HOME
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 $6.1 million locally for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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. 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.
HIGHLY SKILLED IBEW ELECTRICIANS
The Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership includes more than 5,000 highly skilled and safe IBEW electricians and the more than 150 NECA electrical contractors who employ them. Learn more at electricalconnection.org.