ABC'S EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER
Comes to Savannah, Georgia
When we got home from our vacation ABC's "Extreme Home Makeover" along with Ty Pennington were in town.
Savannah was abuzz with excitement.
Being the busybody that I am and a longtime fan of
Ty Pennington, I grabbed a friend and off we went.
ABC was sponsoring the build along with
J. T. Turner Construction
and scores of tradesmen, vendors and volunteers
from our beautiful city.
These wonderful people were donating time, materials and expertise to create a miracle for
The Savannah family of Carmen and Jim Simpson
and their three children. Son
Zoë has special needs.
I have never seen so much equipment and so many people working in one small area!
|Everyone is measuring and cutting something.I have power tool envy.|
This green staircase was the most interesting thing here.
Notice that it IS a staircase and not a ladder. Workmen can go up and down, passing each other, carrying tools, materials and plans as one would on an inside staircase.
|So many innovative methods to make the build go faster.|
Love the staircase idea. I just kept raving about it.
That wall of siding went from the ground to finish while we were standing there.
|This wing is the therapy room. A small pool in going into the backyard|
just behind this wing.
Volunteers are everywhere. They are playing gopher, cleaning up, bringing and serving food. Local restaurants are providing food.
The news media from all local networks is here.
It was a thrill for me to see how the show operates and to see my townspeople at their best.
During these builds ABC's Extreme Home Makeover allows the community to use the event to raise funds for local charities as well.
As we were leaving we ran across this.
RUBY'S PINK FIRE TRUCK from
to learn about the trucks that tour the nation and the
PINK HEALS ORGANIZATION"S
efforts to help breast cancer victims and to promote awareness.
Ruby Gail Frenkel Perlman
was a breast cancer victim.
Her family purchased and donated this truck to honor their loved one and to help raise funds for PINK HEALS.
Additionally, the local Ronald McDonald is sponsoring the premier in order to raise funds for their cause.
I never realized the show helped generate so much help for local charities. Bless them and their efforts.
This was quite a thrill for me to see this show in operation. The reveal to the family was advertised and televised live on local tv. I watched it on tv but didn't feel like standing the hours awaiting the reveal.
The house is an absolute wonder. The family is so appreciative. This show will air next Sunday night, January 16th.
No, I don't work for the tv network but wanted to share my view of the event.
On item of note: One of the contractors buried
a Bible in the floor of
Zoë's therapy room.
He said he wanted the house to built on
"The Word of God"
We were advised not to reveal the finished street view ahead of the show airing but it is beautiful.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit.