Home Builders build community with a House for Hope
Win this beautiful new $300,000 house!
Tickets now available
by calling 318-425-3222!
See the house 1-6 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays
and 1-6 p.m. June 1-14!
(Click here to see the House for Hope slide show!)
For release: March 3, 2009
Updated: May 12, 2009
The Home Builders Association of Northwest Louisiana, KSLA News 12 and Community Renewal are building community by building a House for Hope.
The House for Hope is a beautiful new home in The Haven neighborhood in Southeast Shreveport which will go to one lucky winner in a June 15 raffle that will generate funds for Community Renewal to build a new Friendship House.
The house is open 1-6 p.m. weekends, as well as 1-6 p.m. June 1 through June 14. It stands at 174 Capt. H.M. Shreve Drive in The Haven, which is behind LSUS in Southeast Shreveport.
"The whole concept is a model for one part of the community to help another part of the community. Our members are very giving and we are ecstatic about doing this," said David Leeth, president of the Home Builders Association.
Proceeds from the event will go toward construction of a new Friendship House in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood. A Friendship House is like a community center in a home, reaching out to at-risk youth and families with after-school programs, community service projects and activities that build positive relationships among family members and neighbors. The proven impact of a Friendship House ranges from significant reductions in crime to major improvements in education.
"Bridges bring people together and the House for Hope is a bridge to a new Friendship House that will become a haven for broken children and broken families. We are very grateful that the Home Builders Association and KSLA are making this possible," said Mack McCarter, founder and coordinator of Community Renewal.
The house will be featured in the 2009 Parade of Homes, the first two weekends in June.
Details about the raffle
Raffle tickets will be sold for $100 each.
Tickets are available by phone, online or at several locations:
- 318-425-3222 (Community Renewal)
- 318-797-8222 (Home Builders Association)
- Community Renewal International, 838 Margaret Place.
- Home Builders Association, 2038 East 70th Street.
- Barrett Appliances, 1760 Swan Lake Road, Bossier City.
- Fireplace Specialties, 8500 Box Road, Shreveport.
- Ivan Smith Furniture, 1149 Airline Drive, Bossier City.
- Locke Homes Sales Office, 102 Grey Eagle in The Haven, Shreveport.
- Red River Bank locations in Shreveport and Bossier City.
The drawing will be held live on KSLA News 12 on June 15.
A maximum of 7,000 tickets will be sold.
The Official Grand Prize for this promotion is a newly constructed 4-bedroom/3-bathroom home located at 174 Captain H.M. Shreve Drive in The Haven. Secondary prizes include:
- Flat screen HD television, donated by Ivan Smith Furniture
- $1,000 jewelry shopping spree, courtesy of Lee Michael's Fine Jewelry
- Weber Genesis EP 320 gas grill, donated by Fireplace Specialties
- In-office laser teeth whitening, with take-home whitening kit donated by East Kings Dental Arts, Drs. Adam and Jana Cormier
A complete list of winners will be available June 16 at www.houseforhope.us.
Details about the house
- 2,320 square feet
- Four bedrooms
- Three full baths
- Dining room
- Open floor plan featuring reclaimed heart pine flooring and beams
- Kitchen features a large island, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances
- Gas fireplace
- Outdoor kitchen on the back patio
The House for Hope contains four bedrooms, three bathrooms and many fine details and upgrades. The entry, living room and dining room are all floored with reclaimed heart pine flooring, with reclaimed heart pine beams crowning the openings between these spaces. The gas fireplace in the living room has a brick hearth.
The open kitchen has state of the art stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a walk-in pantry and tile floors. The French doors in the kitchen open out onto a spacious patio with an outdoor kitchen.
The large master bedroom and bathroom feature his and hers walk-in closets, separate vanities, garden tub and stand alone shower.
Two more bedrooms share a Hollywood bath on the front of the house, with the fourth bedroom and third bathroom located off the kitchen. The fourth bedroom could serve as a guest room, home office or playroom. The two-car garage is accessed off the kitchen as well, with a large laundry room and ample storage throughout.
The Haven, nestled on 180 acres, offers over two miles of walking trails, two stocked ponds for fishing and 24-hour security. Future development will include boat access to the Red River directly from The Haven.
Community Renewal International is a nonprofit effort to restore safe and healthy communities through caring relationships. Founded in 1994, Community Renewal reaches at-risk youth through Friendship Houses built in impoverished neighborhoods, strengthens education through the Adult Renewal Academy, partners with The Fuller Center for Housing and connects caring partners who turn their neighborhoods into safe havens of friendship and support.