A new homeless shelter in the San Fernando Valley has come a long way from completion thanks to a generous contribution from Danger host Alex Trebek, Reports TMZ. The beloved host of the game show contributed $ 500,000 to Hope Central, an installation of an organization called Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.
If all goes according to plan, Hope Central will begin construction next year. And when completed, it will be a 50,000 square foot complex specifically for the homeless elderly in the San Fernando Valley.
It was not only a unique gift from Trebek. He has made small financial contributions to Hope of the Valley for years, and earlier this year in March he gave the organization another $ 100,000 check for a complex in North Hollywood. This installation has already started its construction and once completed, it will house the “Alex and Jean Trebek multipurpose room”, where, according to TMZ, “people will eat and relax”. It will also have about 80 beds, bathrooms and a laundry room.
If you were a live Danger You may have seen Ken Craft, founder and CEO of Hope of the Valley, on stage with Alex during a commercial break. Ken told TMZ that Trebek invited him on stage and talked about his organization, slipping him the check for $ 100,000 mentioned above.
According to Craft, Trebek has not attached any special conditions to his gifts to Hope of the Valley, so in addition to construction costs, they go wherever they are most needed, meals for the homeless, transportation costs and even essential medical care. care.
Trebek says he hopes his donation will inspire others to contribute to homeless shelters in their own communities, and it’s clearly a cause that he and his wife Jean are strongly attached to.