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House of Lazarus needing participants for fundraising draw to support local housing

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With winter approaching, a Mountain-based outreach organization is seeking donations to deal with its community’s housing crisis.

The House of Lazarus, a non-profit organization that runs a food bank feeding more than 500 people in an average month, is seeking participants for its “Catch the Ace” fundraising draw. 

Tickets to enter the weekly draw cost $5, with winners automatically receiving 20 per cent of that week’s sales. The winner then has a chance to win the “progressive jackpot” prize, made up of 30 per cent of the sales, accumulating every week. The remaining money goes towards the organization’s Places for People project, providing affordable housing and mentorship to members of the community.

Kristina McDermott, a Coordinator for the organization’s Linking Hands initiative that created the Places for People project, says her organization needs community support to be able to afford to buy more housing for people. “While I wish I could tell each one of my clients ‘I have a safe place for you to live’,” McDermott says, “the lack of housing is posing a barrier, and sometimes all I can do is provide hope to these individuals, support them in other ways and continue advocating for them.” 

McDermott says the “Catch the Ace” draws are held every Thursday, at 5:00 PM. The House of Lazarus Facebook page has a list of locations where you can purchase tickets to participate.

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