Slim Thug ,Boss Life Construction,IJustGothit.com& Radio-One Houston Gave A Harvey Victim A New Home
Updated: Sep 29, 2018
On Wednesday September 26, Slim Thug with his company Boss Life Construction, IJustGotHit.com, and Radio One Houston stations: 97.9 The Box, 92.1 Radio Now, and Majic 102.1 partnered together this summer to give a little extra hope to those affected by Hurricane Harvey with a special Home Giveaway Contest. The #HarveyDidNotWin started on July 9th with announcements taking place on Radio One Houston stations and having listeners affected by Hurricane Harvey call in explaining their experience of losing a home due to the storm. The requirements were for previous homeowners to have lost their home due to complications with Hurricane Harvey. After receiving over 4,000 entries, the partners announced the 10 finalists on August 27, 2018, during a press conference held at Radio-One Houston. Several of the finalists and their families were able to share their stories on-air at all three Radio-One Houston stations.
The morning of September 26, 2018, 10 finalists and their families arrived on-site at the home which was fully remodeled by Slim Thug & Boss Life Construction for a chance to become a new homeowner after being devastated by Hurricane Harvey. All of the finalists were greeted by radio personalities of Radio-One Houston where pictures were taken and the excitement was at an ultimate high.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee called in from Washington D.C. to give her regards to each family and encourage them to continue to push forward during their journey’s of rebuilding. She also had a representative on-site to present a Certificate of Congressional Recognition to Slim Thug, Boss Life Construction, The Godsey Martin Foundation, and Radio-One Team.
The program officially started with remarks from Justin Martin of Ijustgothit.com and ended with Slim Thug. “It’s a blessing to be a blessing! We were definitely excited to give the house a Boss Life touch and turn this Harvey tragedy into a blessing.” Slim Thug added.
All 10 finalists were provided with a box which 9 of the boxes had $5,000 and one of the boxes had the key to the home. Prior to the countdown of unveiling their prizes, tears, cheering, and praying took place. Wendy Villalba revealed the lucky key to the home “Oh My! This is a blessing! I picked box 10 because my birthday is in October! I don’t even have words right now.” She expressed. Wendy and her family will be able to move into their new home at the top of October.
The Home Give Away started with 4,000 entries and was narrowed down to 10 finalist. Although picking a winner was a challenge, Justin Martin said that the selection process was painful, "There were so many compelling stories and so many people that lost. What we tried to do was figure out who lost the most. Who lost their home? Who suffered the most? because that is who we were trying to lift up first. A society is only strong as its weakest people. So, we felt like if we could strengthen the weak links we could make a reparable dent."
The winner, Wendy Villalba lost her home and vehicles during Hurricane Harvey. She and her family were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. She was hospitalized shortly after the hurricane and she ended up loosing her home because she had to pay for an apartment and mortgage at the same time.
Contributors of the Harvey Home Giveaway: Boss Life Construction, Ijustgothit.com, Radio One, Alert 360, Ruben Reyes Furniture, Fence Geeks, Green Grass Irrigation, Decks By Delorean, and Camplex HTX-CCTV.