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De Young Properties Helps To Successfully Raise $868,300 with St. Jude Dream Home
The 2010 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home, built by major donor De Young Properties, was given away to Wua Vang of Fresno who was selected as the lucky winner of the new 2,525 sq. ft home in the De Young Loma Vista community during the November 14th live television broadcast on KMPH FOX 26. This year’s event successfully raised $868,300 for a combined total with the last four years of $3,474,845 to help the kids of St. Jude fight cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.
One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works around the clock to develop cures to save the lives of boys and girls, including children in the San Joaquin Valley. “We believe in our responsibility to continue to help others and are incredibly proud to be a supporter for St. Jude by building and donating the past four Central Valley St. Jude Dream Homes,” said Paula De Young of De Young Properties. “I am inspired each year when our community comes together to show their support for St. Jude and appreciate each person who reserved a ticket for a chance to win this beautiful home.”
The St. Jude Dream Home is part of the award-winning Clovis schools and offers four bedrooms, three baths, a three car garage and formal dining room. The winner’s dreams came true with De Young’s long list of signature features, including granite kitchen counters, General Electric stainless steel appliances with gas cooktop, premium-grade 18-inch tile floors, spacious 10′ ceilings and 8′ doors, as well as, professionally landscaped front and back yards, durable and energy efficient Cool Roof tiles and De Young’s industry-leading 5-Year Fit & Finish Limited Warranty.
De Young’s EnergySmart™ homes also help homebuyers save money on their energy bill by being an Energy Star partner, building to the stringent California Advanced Homes Program Tier 2 standard, being GreenPoint Rated and having independent inspections by a third-party. In fact, Dave Hegarty of DuctTesters, Inc. stated, “The St. Jude Dream Home is one of only 3,972 homes in the entire United States built to the stringent Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge criteria, which significantly exceeds California’s required level of energy efficiency by 30% or more. Also worth noting, De Young Properties is only one of only 32 California builders registered to participate in this program.”