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Hold ’Em for Habitat fundraiser on Oct. 22

By October 7, 2011

El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its Fourth Annual Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament at Town Center in El Dorado Hills on Saturday, Oct 22.

New this year, Habitat is adding a Casino Night along with the poker tournament.  Attendees will also enjoy great food, silent auction, raffle prizes, music, best pirate costume contest and more.

The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and the tournament begins at 6:30 on the third floor of the New Orleans building on Town Center Boulevard. Party and tournament tickets are $75 and party and Casino Night tickets are $25. All proceeds benefit El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity and will be used for building homes for deserving families in El Dorado County.

The El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity affiliate was founded in 1996 and was formed as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving El Dorado County. Its mission is to create successful homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods.

Proceeds from this event will help fund the current project in Cameron Park and will help provide affordable housing to families in need. Owning a home seems out of reach for many Americans, however Habitat helps by offering these homes at an affordable price with a no-interest loan to those in need and who have given back by completing 500 hours of sweat equity on their own home or other homes.

Currently, the El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity affiliate has plans to build four units in Cameron Park. One family has already been selected for one of these homes and they are anxious to begin working their 500 hours.

“It feels good to give back to the community,” said JoDee Ross, Director and Chair for the Hold’Em for Habitat event. “I’m excited about the change of venue this year. This event has grown exponentially over the last few years and we needed more room.

“I would like to thank The Mansour Co. and Town Center for supporting this event and allowing us to use their beautiful space,” she added. “I’m hoping this tournament fundraiser will bring in much needed funds for our upcoming build in Cameron Park.”

Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 400,000 houses, providing shelter for more than 1 million people in nearly 90 countries around the world. A new Habitat house is completed somewhere in the world every 21 minutes.

Habitat for Humanity welcomes all people to build simple, decent, affordable houses for those who lack adequate shelter.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity or the Hold’Em For Habitat event call JoDee Ross at (916) 425-8456 or visit edchabitat.com.

Special to Village Life


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