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“I’ll Take On Homelessness For Half A Mil, Alex”—Trebek Donates $500,000 To Fight Homelessness

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Legendary Jeopardy! host and cancer warrior Alex Trebek has donated $500,000 to a a homeless shelter charity aiming to get a new facility running in Southern California.

Trebek’s contribution was revealed to TMZ by the charity’s founder, Ken Craft. Craft’s organization, Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, plans to use Trebek’s donation to build a center to house a number of the area’s homeless senior citizens. The facility will go by the name Hope Central.

TMZ reports that the facility will be 50,000 square-feet and that the current plan is to scout properties with the aim to break ground in 2021. 

Trebek recently donated $100,000 for a separate North Hollywood-based facility also built by Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. On Tuesday, Trebek and his wife Jean went on a tour of the North Hollywood facility, which will feature the “Alex and Jean Trebek Multi-Purpose Room” in honor of the generous couple.

On Tuesday, Trebek (along with his wife, Jean) toured that place. Note that they rewarded the first donation by naming the biggest room in that facility the “Alex and Jean Trebek Multi-Purpose Room.”

Craft said that Trebek’s donation brought him to tears. He also said that Trebek hopes his act will encourage others to donate or help to combat homelessness.

Patricia Grisafi

Written by Patricia Grisafi