HGTV is kicking in $25,000 toward a new truck for the New York City fire department.
HGTV also is matching the $25,000 sweepstakes prize money from its "Great Fall Fix-Up" promotion with a $25,000
donation toward relief efforts for the tragic terrorist attacks on New York City. Inspired by viewers' suggestions, HGTV's $25,000 donation will go toward funds being raised in HGTV's Knoxville, Tenn. home base for the
purchase of a new fire engine for the New York City Fire Department.
HGTV's "Great Fall Fix-Up" promotion received 1.2 million entries to its 2001 sweepstakes, registering a 33 percent increase over last year's tally of 903,208 entries.
More than a million of those came through HGTV.com, where the promotion generated almost 3.2 million page views, a 38 percent increase over last year's promotion.
Reagan Eubank of Red Oak, Iowa was this year's grand prize
winner, getting a 2002 Subaru Outback along with the cash.
- Richard Tedesco