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A playhouse is raffled so real houses can be built for families in need

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A child's playhouse was raffled off Sunday to get families into decent affordable housing.  It was a quaint house, perfect for young ones, professionally designed and built by Eley Guild Hardy Architects and Mid-State Construction.

Dozens of people entered the raffle, but one lucky winner was chosen Sunday afternoon at the Chimneyville Crafts Festival at the Mississippi Trademart.  The money raised will help Habitat For Humanity Metro/Jackson add to the 478 homes already built in the tri-county area.

"This money goes directly toward the ministry of Habitat.  So when you buy a ticket you blessed a family.  The children who are going to have this playhouse Christmas morning, the joy is even going to be magnified because it is going to help a family move out of substandard housing and their children will have a good place to live," said Habitat For Humanity Metro/Jackson Executive Director Cindy Griffin.

Habitat For Humanity is also up for a $250,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project.  They need votes. Log onto  http://www.refresheverything.com/habitatmetrojackson


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