Dream Home phone bank manned by St. Jude volunteers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We kicked off sales of tickets to the 2012 St. Jude Dream Home on Thursday, April 5, with a phone bank.

Joanna was one of the volunteers taking calls. It was her first time helping with the Dream Home phone bank.

"It's a great cause," she said. "Wonderful for the children."

Another volunteer, Pam, has been here before.

"It's pretty slow in the morning, but when everyone starts waking up and getting their morning coffee, people start calling," Pam said in the early hours of the phone bank.

The phone bank was only scheduled to go until noon. The number to call before t hen is (816) 932-4357. But Missouri & Kansas residents can purchase $100 tickets for a chance to win the $600,000 Raymore home by calling 1-800-385-9756. Missouri residents can also purchase online at http://www.dreamhome.org , but because of state laws, Kansas residents must purchase by phone and not online.

If you purchase a ticket before May 4, your name will also be entered to win a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, courtesy of Molle Chevrolet

In addition to the home and the car, 18 other prizes will be given away.

There are 9,500 tickets available for the St. Jude Dream Home.

For more information, visit http://www.kshb.com/stjude .

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