'Extreme Makeover' rally draws hundreds
Hundreds of volunteers poured into Clear Creek Community Church on Monday for a three-hour pep rally ahead of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's arrival here to renovate the house of a deserving Bay Area family. Click on the video above for a report from wired-in.cc.
More volunteers and donations are needed, and time is running out. The television show's host, Ty Pennington, will knock on the door of the chosen family on Thursday, Jan. 7, and construction is to begin the same day.
It's still a secret just who will get their dream house as a TV audience looks on. The show's producers say they get 10,000 to 15,000 applications for home makeovers each week, and all that's being disclosed is that the family lives between Galveston Island and Houston.
Unlike most home makeover shows, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition focuses each week on people in genuine need, not just homeowners seeking a tastefully decorated house with curb appeal. Typically community volunteers will team up with the show's celebrities to transform a heartbreaking living situation into a dream home.
Blue Shields Construction is the lead builder -- click here for a Houston Chronicle profile of the company -- but publicists say the project depends on volunteer laborers and donations.
Volunteers can sign up here and donations can be made here.
In an effort to generate more interest, League City Mayor Toni Randall, the owner of Kemah Hardware, participated last week in the taping of a video. Click to see it below.
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