Live Valley House Auction A Success
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The 2nd Annual Live Valley House Auction is in the books.
KMVT partnered with the homeless shelter to raise money and awareness about homelessness in our community.
"We are completely filled up at the Valley House. And, we have eleven families at the Valley House. Right now all of our single women's beds are filled and so you know I see that there is still a great need,” said Sharon Breshears, Valley House.
The Valley House was established in 1995 by concerned citizens.
It's there to offer a hand up to those in our community who are struggling.
"We help motivated homeless persons, families, single men and women get on their feet," said Breshears.
Last year's auction raised $10,000 to help hundreds of people in need.
"Our budget is about $180,000 a year, so $10,000 you know would make it for almost a full month," said Breshears.
Every item was donated by a person or business in the community. One–hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Valley House.
"Last year the Valley House served 641 individuals, out of that number 161 were children," said Breshears.
This year the Valley House expects to help that and possibly more.
Each person is given the tools they need to make a better life for themselves and their families.
"We offer parenting classes, budgeting classes and we require them to save their money so that when they get out of the Valley House they have that money to fall back on," said Breshears.
The hope is that money will keep them from ever being homeless again.
So far the program has had an impressive success rate.
"The Valley House success rate, for people actually getting into permanent housing and better jobs, I would say it's upwards of 90%," said Breshears.
That's thousands in our community who are now succeeding thanks to the Valley House.
Saturday’s auction raised over $9,600.
The shelter is still in need of food for their pantry.
Donations of are always welcome and appreciated.