Local woman starts Web site to try and save her home

Our slumping housing economy continues its downward spiral.

South Florida has been hit particularly hard. Four hundred eighty homes are in foreclosure in Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach has 130 foreclosures on record, Boca Raton has 490, and West Palm Beach has the highest with 903.

One homeowner wants to avoid foreclosure. She hopes a dot-com will help her dig out dollar by dollar.  Vicki Gehlert designed her own Web site asking for one dollar donations to help her avoid foreclosure on her southwest Port St Lucie home.

She needs $5,000 to keep her home. Vicki says she lost her job and got another, but she still fell behind when insurance rates tripled.

So far, the Web site has sparked interest earning her $700.  If you're interested in Vicki's "save her home" Web site, we've set up a link which you will find on the left hand side of this page.