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Dream Room Giveaway Phoenix Winner: Duran Lugo

Nominated by Ruby Anaya

1. Why is the nominee deserving of a Dream Room Giveaway?

Duran is a father of two newly married. He is hard working! He has been at his job for about 2 years now as a temp with no benefits. He was let go from his temp job in April of this year 3 days before he was to get married. He was on unemployment trying hard to get any job even a Taxi driver. He was rehired back as his old job as a temp again. But he will be let go again in Feb. 2010 He worked full time also going to school full time for 3 years. He got an Assocate in auto cad but has not be able to find a job in the field that has put his family in d and took him away from his family for 3 years .While going to school he didn't see his family whom he lived with but only on weekends when he wasn't working overtime. Before that he and his wife who was his then girlfriend moved in her 3 nephews in their two bed room trailer to help raise the boys while their mother was getting her life together. He and his wife are very giving... + Read More

2. Please describe the current housing condition or family situation that makes the nominee’s current home less than ideal for family gatherings.

Duran and his family live in a two bed room two bath 1985 mobile home . Where one bed room where Duran's two childern Aurora age 4 and Aubrielle age 5 cant sleep in their room during winter because the bedroom becomes to cold at night so they must sleep in the living room on the floor. The master bedroom bath room toilet doesn't work and shower also can not be used. Duran and his wife dont ever invite people over due to the condition of their home. All of the money that come in goes out for monthly bills and school loan payments.

3. Please tell us more about the nominee’s current constraints such as health or financial reasons, that prohibit him/her from creating a dream room for their family to enjoy.

Due to bills and up coming lay off they can not afford to fix or replace items in their home.

4. Please tell us what room of the residence the nominee would select as the Dream Room and why.

I would love for them to have their living room made over so they can once again have guest come over.

5. How has the nominee volunteered or participated in the community in which he/she resides?

Duran was an assistant coach for his oldest soccer team. Provided xmas gifts for a family in need. Is a volunteer at his oldest school. Volunteered at the special Olympics.

6. Is there any other pertinent information that you would like to share as to why the nominee is deserving of winning the Dream Room Giveaway?

Duran's is an outstanding person who gives even when he can't.He is hard working.But most importantly he is a great father who deserves a place where he can come home and relax on a nice couch that doesn't sink in or cause his back to hurt. Where if he wanted to invite his friends over to watch the game they would have a place to sit other then the dirty carpet on the floor.

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Dream Room Giveaway Phoenix Winner: Oscar Mena

1. Why is the nominee deserving of a Dream Room Giveaway?

This isn't as much for me as for my wife and children. The kitchen is the place where we gather and it's the most important part of our house. It's where we gather each day and share what we have. I think they deserve a nicer kitchen that doesn't have mold even though we clean it all the time + Read More

2. Please describe the current housing condition or family situation that makes the nominee’s current home less than ideal for family gatherings.

The problem is that we bought this house several years ago and mold comes from the coutertops and sinks no matter how much we clean it or treat it. I have two small children and the doctor tells me that mold is bad for them

3. Please tell us more about the nominee’s current constraints such as health or financial reasons, that prohibit him/her from creating a dream room for their family to enjoy.

I'm the only one that works in the house and i don't earn enough to have extra to spend on the house. We haven't been able to take a vacation, but if we had a new kitchen, it would be like going on vacation to a new place.

4. Please tell us what room of the residence the nominee would select as the Dream Room and why.

The kitchen doesn't even look like one - the cabinets don't have doors, things don't work and then there's the mold.

5. How has the nominee volunteered or participated in the community in which he/she resides?

If my neighbors or anyone I know needs help with their car, I fix it for free. I also lend people that need them my tools. I a, glad to be able to do this and i don't get anything for it

6. Is there any other pertinent information that you would like to share as to why the nominee is deserving of winning the Dream Room Giveaway?

I think my family deserves what is good for them and a new kitchen would make them happy - as much for my wife and it would be nice for me,, too. I work 10-12 hours a day 6 days a week and I don't have the time or money to make my house better

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Dream Room Giveaway Phoenix Winner: Ana Silvia Galvan

1. Why is the nominee deserving of a Dream Room Giveaway?

Because when I was a child I shared a room with 10 siblings and we were on top of each other, it's been a dream of mine to have my own big room with a bathroom and a closet + Read More

2. Please describe the current housing condition or family situation that makes the nominee’s current home less than ideal for family gatherings.

My husband Ernesto died in January and he was the one that did everything with the house

3. Please tell us more about the nominee’s current constraints such as health or financial reasons, that prohibit him/her from creating a dream room for their family to enjoy.

At the same time that my husband dies, I lost my job. As a result, I'm behind on my rent and my bills are piling up.

4. Please tell us what room of the residence the nominee would select as the Dream Room and why.

We only have one bathroom and I would like one of the bedrooms to have a bathroom and a closet

5. How has the nominee volunteered or participated in the community in which he/she resides?

I've helped the neighbors when they ask for help with anything

6. Is there any other pertinent information that you would like to share as to why the nominee is deserving of winning the Dream Room Giveaway?

the room I mentioned, my husband was going to remodel it, but he wasn't able. He died of cancer on January 27 this year

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