Extreme Makeover premier to air at the DECC
Volunteers and contributing businesses are invited to the Extreme Makeover Season 7 Premier at the DECC on Sunday, Sept. 27. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the show airing from 6-8 p.m. Free tickets are available at National Bank of Commerce, 1127 ...
Volunteers and contributing businesses are invited to the Extreme Makeover Season 7 Premier at the DECC on Sunday, Sept. 27. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the show airing from 6-8 p.m. Free tickets are available at National Bank of Commerce, 1127 Tower Ave., Superior, Builders Commonwealth, 517 Garfield Ave., Duluth, and Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth. Limited seating is available, so tickets are limited to two per person.
The episode features Howard and Jessica Huber of South Range and the home the community built for them in a single week this August. Huber, a decorated Superior firefighter, and his wife had struggled to restore a dilapidated farmhouse while providing for their young family. Not only did the community provide a brand new home for them, they provided a green home which includes a wind turbine in the front yard, an energy efficient design and the use of recycled materials in the building process.
More than 1,400 volunteers and 200 businesses were involved in the effort. They put in more than 32,000 volunteer hours and 14,500 meals were donated to keep them moving.
The community impact will continue to benefit the area. Memorial Blood Center reported 330 registered blood donors at the on-site blood drive. In addition, Second Harvest collected 11,359 pounds of food for local food banks at the build site.
Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Patricia Heaton will also appear on the broadcast as a volunteer and the music group Five For Fighting will perform.
Check the Extreme Team for an Extreme Dream Web site at www.extremebuilderscommonwealth.com for more information.