Monday, June 30, 2008

ABC Seeks East TN Family for Extreme Makeover


The makers of ABC's Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition are now seeking East Tennesseans for their next season, and you need to act now if you have a nomination for them to consider - the deadline is July 7th, so time is limited for you to move on this one. If you are like me, I'm sure you can think of a family who would not only qualify but benefit greatly from the team at Extreme Home Makeover, and you might change some family's lives for the better!

I received a press release from them today and here it is:


ABC’s EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION SEARCHING FOR HEROIC FAMILIES

HOLLYWOOD, CA – June 30, 2008

Do you know a hometown hero whose house is in need of an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you. Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and now they want to drive that famous bus to your neighborhood. The producers are looking for families in East Tennessee for their new season.

“We’ve set our sights on finding American heroes for our sixth season,” says Casting Director Quintin Strack. “We’re looking for the people in your community that are giving something back despite the challenges they may be facing at home.”

What does it take to be picked for an Extreme Makeover? The producers look at three key elements in every family’s story; the house, the need, and the family’s involvement in their community.

Strack says, “we are in search of real heroes…people that have amazing strength and who have put their own needs aside to help someone else.” In addition, to heroics, the producers consider the condition of the family’s home. “This is a very important element. We can’t ask hundreds of volunteers to demolish a perfectly good home or even a house with just a few minor problems. These houses must to be in dire need of help.”

To be eligible, a family must own their own single family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives.

Interested families should e-mail a short description of their family story to: ExtremeEastTennessee@gmail.com

Nominations must include the names and ages of each member of the household along with a description of the major challenges within the home. Also be sure to explain how this family is heroic, or a positive role model in their community. If possible, include a recent photo of the family. Don’t forget to include a contact phone number.

Nominations must be received by July 7, 2008. Don’t Delay!

Each episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is self-contained and features a race against time on a project that would ordinarily take at least four months to achieve, involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire house – every single room, plus the exterior and landscaping.

The lives of the lucky families are forever changed when they learn that they have been selected to have their home walls moved, their floors replaced and even their fa├žades radically changed. The result should be a decorator’s delight… if it can be done in time.

Each episode begins with team leader Ty Pennington’s now-famous “Good morning!” wake-up call, when he, along with the other designers, surprises the unsuspecting family with news that their home has been chosen to receive a makeover. Then viewers witness not only the unbelievable transformation of the house, but during the final and emotional reveal, they see how the home makeover has impacted the lives of the deserving families.

The design team includes team leader Ty Pennington, with designers Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Tracy Hutson, Tanya McQueen, Eduardo Xol and John Littlefield. New designers for this season will be Rib Hillis and Didi Ayer.

***About ABC-TV’s Extreme Home Makeover Edition*** “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is in its 5th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:18 PM

    Hello,
    I was wondering if there is another way to apply because I have no ink to print the app with, I will apply for my mom she is in very bad need, we live in Harriman Tn(east)

    Thank you.
    Josh

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  2. Josh -

    The best I can advise is that you contact them via the email address, or perhaps you could call the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, WATE-TV, for some help.

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  3. Anonymous2:21 PM

    Just a point of clarification - it says to e-mail your story to ExtremeEastTennessee@gmail.com... You don't need ink to use e-mail.

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  4. Anonymous10:36 PM

    MY NAME IS ADAM AND MY FAMILY NEEDS A HOME MAKEOVER. MY SISTER IS 15 AND RIGHT NOW SHE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A BEDROOM BECAUSE HERS WAS BUILT ON AND THE MAN DIDN'T DO THE ROOF RIGHT AND IT HAS LEAKED, THERE ARE NO FLOORS, WALLS, OR CEILING IN THIS ROOM. THE REST OF THE HOUSE NEEDS LOTS OF REPAIRS TOO, BUT MY FAMILY DON'T HAVE THE MONEY. MY PARENTS BOTH WORK. MY DAD WORKS AT A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, MY MOM DRIVES A SCHOOL BUS AND CLEANS HOUSES. I KNOW THEY DON'T HAVE THE MONEY BECAUSE I HAVE MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS AND I HAVE BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL ALOT! I HAD TO HAVE MY ENTIRE LEFT LUNG REMOVED WHEN I WAS 12., I'M 19 NOW. MY FAMILY TRIES SO HARD I CAN SEND YOU PHOTOS IF YOU WANT. PLEASE CONSIDER MY FAMILY FOR THIS HOME MAKEOVER, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW I DID SOMETHING TO REPAY MY FAMILY FOR ALL THEY HAVE DONE AND ARE STILL DOING FOR ME. WE LIVE JUST OUTSIDE LAKE CITY, TENNESSEE IN CHERRY BOTTOM.
    THANK YOU AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

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