A groundbreaking ceremony will be held March 4 to kick off construction for the 10th Granville Home of Hope.
Granville Homes will build a house in its new east-central Fresno neighborhood, called Belterra, near Fowler and Shields avenues, to raffle off for charity. The event has raised more than $3 million since 2006. This year’s goal is to sell 5,000 tickets for a total of $500,000. The tickets are $100 each.
The money raised will go to 10 local organizations, instead of eight, in honor of the event’s 10th anniversary.
New recipients this year are EPU Children’s Center and Fresno Police Chaplaincy. The event will continue to support the Community Food Bank, Poverello House, Hinds Hospice, Assistance League, Renaissance Scholars at Fresno State, and the Foundations for Clovis, Sanger, and Central Schools.
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This year’s home is the 2,016-square-foot Encore floor plan with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage. The house comes landscaped, will have a prepaid solar lease and Granville Eco-Smart technology.
“We are grateful to the entire Fresno community for coming together each year to support this effort, which has helped countless underserved residents since its inception in 2006,” president Darius Assemi said in a news release.
The drawing will be held on June 18.