A week from Christmas, one needy family will be the recipient of a very big helping hand, because on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 they will be notified that they have won a home to live in FREE for a full year. The “Operation Free Home” contest has been running since November 13th, and one heartbreaking story after another has poured in. Individuals entered the contest by submitting their story at www.operationfreehome.org describing why a friend or a family member is experiencing a hardship, and how having a FREE home for one year would get them back on their feet. (Actual stories are posted on site)Operation Free Home is the brainchild of Best Selling Author, Investor and Phoenix resident Dean Graziosi. Graziosi, say’s he came up with the idea because of the nationwide housing slump. “Currently our country has an overabundance of available homes. Many investors own multiple homes that have sat unsold and vacant for months. I thought, rather than trying to sell a home in a market where buyer's choices are better than ever, why not take one of those homes off the market and use it to help a family in need?” and that’s exactly what Graziosi did. Using one of his own homes and a few local sponsors, Operation Free Home or OFH was born - just in time for the holidays. Graziosi’s vision is to spread Operation Free Home nationwide as a model for home owners and investors to help as many families as possible. Say’s Graziosi “There are few things as honorable as people helping people. In the end, the Operation Free Home concept is beneficial to everyone involved, owner, winner and sponsors alike.” Graziosi has appeared and been interviewed nationally on television. He has very compelling “rags to riches” story himself.