“Grassroots” Extreme Home Makeover - Woman develops unique method to Sell Home

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Published: Thu Apr 28 2005

If things go as planned, someone will own a $122,000 home which will include a $50,000 Extreme Home Makeover, this summer, by paying only $100.

Lori Toms of Greenville, S. C. has developed a creative way to pay off her house. She will practically give it away along with a $50,000 Extreme Home Makeover and donate thousands of dollars to improving living conditions for Senior Citizens.

Due to severe financial pressures brought on by medical bills, business loss, and forced job relocation, she devised a contest to help her get out from under the debt of her former Bristow, OK. home, while donating money towards the development of Drumright Oklahoma Affordable Senior Housing.

Through an eBay advertisement, she is inviting people from "all over the world" to enter an essay with the theme "Why I want to own this home." It costs only $100 to enter an essay.

A minimum of 2,000 essays are required to complete the contest.

Ms. Toms has stated her credit will be ruined if she loses the home. "I have always dreamed of owning my own home free and clear but it has never happened for me". This is a real "Grassroots" effort to make the dream of home ownership come true for a lucky entrant.

She will read the essays and choose 100 to go to the next level. At that point, three independent, retired Drumright,Oklahoma school teachers will choose the winner. The winner will own the home, "free and clear," and will receive a $50,000 allowance for the Extreme Home Makeover.

The deadline to enter is June 19 and the house will be awarded July 19.
To enter or see full contest details, visit www.ebay.com. The item number is 4375758761.

Send mailed entries to L.A. Toms, P.O. Box 1233, Mauldin, S.C., 29662-1233.

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Contact Name: Lori Toms
Contact Email: loritoms@bellsouth.net
Contact Phone: 9182609596

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