For the 22nd year, Valu Home Center is holding a fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity.
For every $1 donation, customers are entered into drawings for five $1,000 Valu Home Center gift cards, or the grand prize, a 2014 Ford Focus SE.
One hundred percent of the money raised will go to 17 different Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the central and western N.Y and northwestern Pa. region. All money raised by the Warren store will go to Warren County Habitat for Humanity.
Times Observer photo by Rob Andersen
Habitat for Humanity fundraiser
From left, Rocco DelPrince, public relations chair for Warren County Habitat for Humanity; Bernie T. Hessley, Habitat president; Jamie Gilbert, Warren Valu Home Center store manager and Megan Geary, store associate pose with a 2014 Ford Focus. Five $1,000 gift certificates and a Ford Focus SE will be given away in drawings. Valu Home Center customers who donate a dollar at the store will be entered in the contest, and all money raised will go to Habitat for Humanity.
Over the years, volunteers and donations have made it possible for Habitat for Humanity to build or renovate homes at low cost to provide adequate housing for the poor, although prospective homeowners must be able to repay the Habitat-held mortgage to qualify.
They are also required to put in hours of sweat-equity, either in their own homes or in that of other peoples' homes.
Valu Home Center is a regional chain with 41 stores and is headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y.