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Making A Difference: Raffle Tickets Being Sold To Fund House For Deputy Morales

Posted at 3:51 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 19:32:36-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A house for a house. That’s the latest promotion to help Scott County Deputy Jaime Morales, who was left paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty.

A big playhouse is being raffled off in the latest push to help build Deputy Jaime Morales a brand new home fit for his wheelchair after he was left paralyzed by an on the job shooting in September.

The playhouse is six by three feet with hardwood floors, interior paneling, and a picturesque front porch. An adult who is six foot tall can stand up inside of it.

The house number is 217, for Deputy Morales.

“We’re hoping to bring in several thousand dollars. There’s gonna be a lot of expenses that are outside of the normal costs for someone who’s building a house like this so we’re hoping to defray those costs by using this money,” said Eddie Hart with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

Raffle tickets for the playhouse are being sold through the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, American Legion Post 24, and the Building a House for 217 Facebook page. Tickets are just $10 each.

This weekend in conjunction with Veteran’s Day,  Ashley Homestore is matching your donations up to $8,000, every cent of that is going to that new home for Deputy Morales.

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