May 28, 2013

The winner of LMCU’s $25,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes is…

Not so fast! First, thank you to all who entered our $25,000 Home Makeover Sweepstakes! Over 112,000 entries poured in from all over west Michigan and beyond. You voted through our website, Facebook and at our 32 branch offices. And thanks to Carter Oosterhouse for helping get the word out.

Now, about that winner…
It’s Kim Millard of Grand Rapids! Kim was notified by Carter himself via phone on Thursday, May 16.

Said Ms. Millard, “At first, I thought it was a cruel prank. So my first word was, ‘Seriously?!’ When I realized it might be true, I was just dumbfounded. It didn’t seem real, and I was very humbled. I was quite emotional because I need roof repairs and didn’t know how I could afford them. Even now it seems like a dream!”

Kim works for Mercy Health in their billing department, and entered three times through the LMCU website. Ms. Millard is a big HGTV fan and enjoys Oosterhouse’s Trading Places, Carter Can and Million Dollar Rooms programs. “Said Millard, “I was watching HGTV and all of a sudden I saw the Lake Michigan Credit Union home makeover ad with Carter and thought, ‘I sure could use some home repairs and improvements.’ Some friends from work had entered numerous times as well, and we were all hoping we would win.

“I need a new roof. It’s leaking in a few spots and has caused some damage inside my home, which needs to be repaired. I would also like to insulate my attic since there isn’t much up there now, and that will help in the winter time as well as keep my house cooler in the summer. I would also like to get some new windows. And with any money that’s left over, do some home improvements in my kitchen and porch area. I just can’t believe I won!”

What a great story! Congratulations, Kim.