Raffle of house to aid programs for homeless

March 24, 1994|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer

Ten dollars could get somebody about $165,000 next October.

A $165,800 house in Westminster, that is -- to be raffled by the Towson-based House with a Heart foundation to benefit homeless programs across the state.

The single-family home -- donated by Martin K.P. Hill, president of Masonry Contractors in Manchester -- is the third the private foundation has raffled off to raise money for groups that provide job training, shelter, food and services to the homeless, said House with a Heart executive director Cathy Lyness.

Last year, it was a townhouse in Harford County and, in 1992, a single-family home in Anne Arundel.

The residence in Furnace Hills, off Route 31 on Uniontown Road in Carroll County, is to be completed next month, Mr. Hill said. It will have four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a family room and a one-car garage.

The winning ticket will be drawn at the house at 11 a.m. Oct. 15, Ms. Lyness said.

She said the group is looking to raise more than $300,000 this year. House with a Heart garnered about $258,000 last year, she said.

Mr. Hill said his donation is being supported by suppliers and FTC subcontractors contributing labor and materials to the project.

Modern Comfort Systems is supplying the heat and air conditioning system; Monumental Millwork is donating the interior doors; and Kopps Company is providing most of the lumber, he said. "We've got a commitment for about $50,000 of the cost," Mr. Hill said.

The Carroll County commissioners got into the act, waiving permit fees and tipping fees for disposal of construction debris, he said.

Raffle tickets, at $10 each, will go on sale during a breakfast at the Center Club in the USF&G building in Baltimore April 25, Ms. Lyness said.

After that date, tickets will be available at O'Conor, Piper and Flynn real estate offices, Basic and Metro food stores, Kmart, Maryland branches of Household Bank, and at the foundation's offices in the Oxford Building on LaSalle Road in Towson.

Information: 823-5588

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