Joel Walrath of Farmington Hills, MI
Joel is our first Home Makeover Giveaway winner coming from outside of the Grand Rapids metro area. The Walraths were presented with a check for $50,000 on June 14 at LMCU’s Farmington Hills branch, surrounded by dozens of branch and LMCU marketing department staffers.
Joel confessed to being rather shocked to hear they’d won, saying, “I missed the initial call and received two voice mail messages. Then my wife got a call and urged me, ‘You have to call Sandy back!’ I said, ‘Sandy? Sandy who?’ I figured it out soon enough. But it took a while for it all to sink in, I kept saying to myself, ‘no…this can’t be us!’”
Joel works in health services at a local retirement center. His wife Alena is a full time mom. In the near term, the Walraths have plans to remodel their kitchen, and perhaps a bathroom or two.
Over 529,000 entries came in by way of online, branch, ATM and social media submissions. Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s giveaway with our first-time-ever $50,000 grand prize!