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Home improvement projects auctioned off in Springfield



 

Home improvement projects auctioned off in Springfield

Home improvement projects auctioned off in Springfield
News from wwlp.com:

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A unique Hearts for Homes Fundraiser was held Thursday night to help provide safe homes for Springfield residents in need.

It was an auction hosted by Springfield’s Revitalize Community Development Corp. The highest bidders won various home improvement projects, all donated free-of-charge by contractors and improvement companies.

Andrea Luppi| of Springfield told 22News, “It’s an opportunity for me to come down and get some work done that I need to get done within my own home, and make a donation to Revitalize CDC. It’s a win, win.”

Revitalize CDC said the money donated is believed to be at least double the profits from last year’s fundraiser. The funds will help low income, elderly and veteran residents in Springfield by making improvements to their homes.

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Related News:

Ocean Pines man arrested in connection to home improvement scam
News from WMDT:

OCEAN PINES, Md. -

An Ocean Pines man has been charged, after Police say he scammed residents through a home improvement scheme.

The Ocean Pines Police Department says 62-year-old Larry Tyre, would stop at various places throughout Ocean Pines, and ask if the homeowner needed any yard work or home repairs done. According to the report, Tyre would get paid up front before doing the work, and then would never deliver on the services.

Police say they have arrested Tyre, and charged him with 2 counts of obtaining property of a vulnerable adult of $ 500, 1 counts of theft scheme over $ 10,000 to under $ 100,000, and 1 count of theft over $ 10,000 to under $ 100,000. He was later released on $ 25,000 unsecured bond, pending trial.

Ocean Pines Police are asking anyone who believes that they have been a victim of Tyre, or a similar scam, to contact Corporal Tish Ottey at 410-641-7747.

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