Construction crews work to complete 2022 St. Jude Dream Home
Madison, Miss. (WLBT) – Tickets are officially on sale for the 2022 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dream Home in the Jackson area, and WLBT is a part of it every year.
The dream home is a labor of love for Crosstown Builders and Todd Sandridge. It’s starting to take shape, tucked away in a sleek new neighborhood in Madison.
This is a craftsman style home with 4 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths. And with material prices still high amid inflation and supply chain shortages, builder Todd Sandridge says teamwork and the Spirit of St. Jude is what makes it all happen. so good.
“It doesn’t stop people’s hearts,” Sandridge said. “I think God is working overtime this year in St. Jude’s home to make sure we have everything we need.”
This is Sandridge’s second year as lead builder. He looks forward to the finished product, which will feature state-of-the-art appliances, an open floor plan, and lots of pizzazz. But right now there’s a lot of measuring, cutting and cutting of wood and siding going on. 84 Lumber plays an important role in the current stage of construction.
“We’ve always been happy to help with that,” Robbie Lamm said. “It’s a great program to help these kids. It’s great to be a part of something like this.
Most of the supplies are donated, including plans for the house itself, which come as compliments from Mike Thompson, the neighborhood architect. And when the project is complete, everyone involved will have much to be proud of. The beautiful home and priceless gift they provide to St. Jude families, who never have to pay for treatment, travel, lodging, or food.
“If you can imagine the difficulties these parents go through when they take their kids there, and then to see, they’re there for a year, maybe 18 months, with no income,” Sandridge said. “The sweetest thing about St. Jude is that they get out there and the bill sucks. This one here is going to have a small part of it, and that makes us really proud.
Click here to reserve your tickets for the 2022 St. Jude Dream Home Contest.
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