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A young boy from Wisconsin made headlines last week when he raised enough money to save his grandmother’s home from foreclosure.
Noah Lamaide, 12, wanted to raise $10,000 by the end of January; his grandmother’s home was slated to go up for auction on February 15th.
A combination of home renovations and personal health problems led her to fall behind on her payments, reported Alyssa Newcomb of ABC News.
To raise the money, he used a website he launched last October for other community service projects — Noah’s Dream Catcher Network.
In a message he posted on January 5 on the site, he described his grandmother as a woman with a heart of gold who had accepted hundreds of foster care children into her home in the past.
Last week an anonymous donation of $2,000 helped him meet his goal, according to B.C. Kowalski of the Wausau Daily Herald. He raised a total of $10,500.
In Wisconsin, one in every 627 homes was foreclosed on in December 2011, according to Realty Trac.