Next St. Jude Dream Home will feature 'smart' high-tech gadgets
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
The next St. Jude Dream Home will be like no other St. Jude house in
South Mississippi. It will come with various high-tech gadgets to make
life a lot more convenient. The house will be given away in a drawing
next spring. You could own the "smart house" and help children who are
battling cancer and other illnesses.
"Say you're at your house or
at work and you want to go ahead and turn down your AC or turn up your
AC, or look at your camera to see if your kids are home from school.
All of that and it's all controllable via your cell phone," said Jessica
Nellums, HIT Sales and Project Management.
The 2,500 square-foot
house at Tradition will be the first St. Jude Dream Home in South
Mississippi to have the Home Automation System. Haynes Integrated
Technologies of Gulfport will install the system. The house will also
have intercoms for room-to-room conversations, and in-ceiling speakers
so you can listen to your favorite music throughout the house.
just saw how it would add value to the house, and that's the whole
purpose of this is to add value and to make the house worth as much as
possible to give back to St. Jude," said Nellums.
Contractors Supply of Long Beach also donated all the building
materials, including storm resistant and energy-efficient doors and
"I'm part of a company that really believed in the
cause, and the cause is to help children. So no matter what the
contribution is big or small, it all goes to the same place and they do
amazing, miraculous things with the funding," said Beatrice Petrozzino,
SunCoast Office Manager.
So for $100, you will get a chance to
win the "smart house" and know that you can help St. Jude with research
and treatment of very sick children.
"We're a local company and this is our community and there's not really a more worthy cause," said Nellums.
The two-story house is located at the corner of Carrolton and Village Avenue at Tradition. It has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
A limited number of tickets will go on sale in February. The drawing will be held in April.