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Sale of Homearama’s Healthy House raises $178,250 for EVMS

Story Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:17:00 EST

The sale of L.R. Hill Custom Builders’ EVMS Healthy House, on display during last October’s Homearama, resulted in a gift of $178,250 to EVMS.

Larry Hill, founder of the company that bears his name, presented the check to EVMS President Harry T. Lester on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at a meeting of Tidewater Builders Association, which produces the twice-yearly Homearama showcase.

“EVMS does great things for our community and provides something we need: more doctors and health professionals,” Mr. Hill says. “Choosing them as the beneficiary of our charity house was a way to help them help our region.”

Mr. Hill rallied suppliers to provide materials and labor to the house, lowering the cost of construction and maximizing the amount left to donate after the home sold. Dozens of companies joined in.

“We’re extremely grateful for Larry Hill’s generosity,” says EVMS President Harry T. Lester. “The gift that came from the Healthy House will go a long way toward helping us train more students, care for more patients and have a positive impact on our community.”

The Healthy House gift will support the EVMS Fund, which helps EVMS provide scholarships and stipends, recruit faculty and students, and upgrade clinical equipment and technology. To make a gift to the fund, visit evms.edu/giving or call 757.446.6070.