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Second Apple House to Benefit Foundation

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RayLee Homes: A New Generation will build and sell the home near the new APS Community Stadium with proceeds going to support APS students and teachers.

April 4, 2013

Go here for more information and a look at the new Apple House.

Two apples are better than one.

RayLee Homes: A New Generation has announced it will build its second “Apple House” – a new home that will be constructed and sold with proceeds going to benefit the APS Education Foundation.

The home is scheduled to break ground this spring in the Stormcloud community, within walking distance of the new APS Community Stadium complex on Albuquerque’s West Side.

“It’s hard to really quantify how much RayLee Homes’ support has meant to the district over the years, because it’s been so huge,” said Foundation Executive Director Phill Casaus. “But Apple House 2 is yet another reminder about how a strong and vibrant company in this community feels about public education and the districts efforts to improve.”

RayLee Homes: A New Generation built the first Apple House more than two years ago, and the Foundation received $60,000 from the company and its partners when the home was sold. The company, established in 1976 by Scott and Laura Grady, have partnered with the district and the Foundation  on a variety of efforts since that time.

"Our parents have always led by example and shared their success with others,” said Tammy Grady Thornton of RayLee Homes: A New Generation. “Who better to share with than the teachers and students of APS -- the very organization that provided so many of us a solid foundation to build on."

The announcement about Apple House 2 was made at a recent luncheon, with Superintendent Winston Brooks in attendance.

"This project is made possible largely in part to our valued industry partners who  share in our values of giving back to an organization such as APS,” Grady Thrornton said.

Apple House 2 is a three-bedroom, three-bath home  with a variety of amenities, including granite kitchen counters, a fireplace, a covered back patio and maple cabinets, among many other features. For information, contact Tammy Grady Thornton at 917-1677 or tgradythornton@rayleehomes.com

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