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Dream Room Giveaway Salt Lake City Winner: Rick Wilson

Nominated by son, Justin

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

Because my dad has worked 2 jobs now for 10 years in supporting our family. He has also been the Boy Scout Master for 4 years in addition to his jobs. He works so very hard and works hard to pay all of our bills. My parents NEVER ask for anything and me, my brother and sister worry about my dad. He had knee surgery two years ago and suffered blood clots in his heart/lung, everyone said he is "an angel from God", the doc's said they never met someone with so many blood clots and survive. I would love to have my father win something with the help that he needs in our house. + 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.

Because my dad has worked 2 jobs now for 10 years in supporting our family. He has also been the Boy Scout Master for 4 years in addition to his jobs. He works so very hard and works hard to pay all of our bills. My parents NEVER ask for anything and me, my brother and sister worry about my dad. He had knee surgery two years ago and suffered blood clots in his heart/lung, everyone said he is "an angel from God", the doc's said they never met someone with so many blood clots and survive. I would love to have my father win something with the help that he needs in our 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.

My dad has a bad back and just cannot afford to do anything to improve our home, as mentioned before, he is paying all of our bills and alot of medical bills which leaves him nothing to fix our home.

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

Probaby the unfinished room downstairs would be our family room. My dad really needs windows for our house, they are splitting and one of the room windows has mold/mildrew on it, it is nasty, that is what I would suggest.

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

Many times with the Boy Scouts, boy scouts camp, he is always doing service projects.

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?

Just because he is a great father! He is always there for our family, he is a good supporter for our family and sometimes father's need help too, they can't do it all like they would like to. I hope you will choose my father, Rick Wilson

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Dream Room Giveaway Salt Lake City Winner: Dianne Curtis

Nominated Anonymously by daughter, Stephanie

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

Dianne is the person that works hard for everyone else and doesn't seem to find enough time for herself. She has lived in her home for 23 years and works constantly to try and keep it looking nice and welcoming. This has been a struggle as it takes time and money to take off wallpaper and the paste and update the home. One of the reasons this is hard for her is that she has six children that she and her husband help in different times. She constantly is making sacrifices to make their lives better and more enjoyable. The reason she deserves this is not only because she gives but she tries to work through it herself. She has taken rooms and torn down the wallpaper and cleaned the paste. Following those long hours she has plastered the walls over and over again. Finally finishing with new paint and putting the room together. She works for herself but with the time she gives away doesn't have time or money to do all the projects that need to be done. She gives so much she deserves to have this given to her. + 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.

Dianne works very hard to have the ideal place for family gatherings. There are some things that she just can't do. One of those things is to get the whole place repainted. The wallpaper is the same as what the house has when she moved in. It is now pealing off the walls and has been taped in many areas. Recently our table in the front room broke and we have been eating of one in the kitchen but this will not work for family gathering. Another thing that makes a less than ideal family gathering is the entertainment center. The TV and system is old and makes the reception bad in that some stations cannot be watched or you can't see what is happening when the show is in dark moments. The final item I would like ot mention is the floor. In many areas in the home the floor is so worn that it is cracked and separated. The kitchen has many parts of the floor coming up. These items make it less than ideal but we enjoy each others company so we deal with what we have the best that we can.

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.

As mentioned above Dianne has six children. Currently 3 of them are out of the country serving in religious capacities in which her and her husband support. Beyond that they have a daughter, son-in-law, and grandson in Texas that are trying to get through school and occasionally need help. She has one daughter and son-in-law in the state of Washington that are doing well. She also has one daughter that is recently graduated from school living at home looking for a job. Beyond her children her brother in law is struggling to find a job and need some help. Her father in law is recently in a nursing home and has alzheimers. Her mother in law is worried about how to cover the costs. These are a few of the struggles she has as well as other extended family problems.

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

As mentioned above Dianne has six children. Currently 3 of them are out of the country serving in religious capacities in which her and her husband support. Beyond that they have a daughter, son-in-law, and grandson in Texas that are trying to get through school and occasionally need help. She has one daughter and son-in-law in the state of Washington that are doing well. She also has one daughter that is recently graduated from school living at home looking for a job. Beyond her children her brother in law is struggling to find a job and need some help. Her father in law is recently in a nursing home and has alzheimers. Her mother in law is worried about how to cover the costs. These are a few of the struggles she has as well as other extended family problems.

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

Dianne has done many things for the community. She was at one point on the city council and helped with many different projects there. She constantly helps with service project - Close Story

Dream Room Giveaway Salt Lake City Winner: Daisy Sandquist

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

I'd like to remodel the kitchen since this is where we spend time together and I'd like it to be nicer. + 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.

I live alone with my daughters; I don't have the money to do a remodel.

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 a single mother with 3 kids and I want to take part in this contest and win it since otherwise I don't have the means for this kind of luxury

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

The kitchen since that's where we spend time as a family

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

I do tax preparation and I could see myself helping others by volunteering to teach them how to do their taxes.

1. 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'd love to see my wish come true of having a new kitchen without taking out a loan

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