Shreve woman wins Gerber Lumber raffle

Shreve woman wins Gerber Lumber raffle

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On Aug. 5 Gerber Lumber & Hardware announced the winner of the Jeep or $40,000 cash prize raffle that had been hosted by the Central American Medical Outreach organization.

All the proceeds from the raffle were donated to charities local to Kidron, where Gerber Lumber is located. The mentioned charities include the Kidron Community Fund, Kidron Community Park, the Kidron Volunteer Fire Department, the Boy Scouts of America and CAMO.

Why raffle off the jeep and why give to those charities? Previous owner of Gerber Lumber & Hardware, Eldon Gerber, passed away late last year. He was planning to purchase and enjoy a Jeep very similar to the one that was raffled during his retirement. He passed soon after retiring and was unable to do so.

Gerber Lumber believed someone should still get to enjoy the Jeep and that they should support something Gerber would be proud of to honor his legacy. Because of this belief, Gerber Lumber decided to partner with CAMO to raffle off the Jeep and deliver 100% of the proceeds to Gerber’s favorite charities.

The result was the community came together to raise more than $100,000 for local charities. The winner was Justine Casey of Shreve.