20 July 2010

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Comes To Houston

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HHN Homes of Houston has been chosen to be the 171st builder for Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition.   The construction will commence after Ty Pennington surprises the lucky Houston family on July 25th.  One week later, the bus will move away to reveal the new house on July 31st.   The entire project is done by donors and volunteers only.  

As you might realize, this is a way to give back to the community and help one family who is so very deserving.   Amazingly, their new house will be constructed in just one week – and HHN Homes is urgently looking for donors and volunteers to help them with this charitable endeavor. 

 

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Additionally, if you are able to donate specific design items, please go HERE.   A member of the design team will get back to you if what you are offering is a match.   You will then be listed as a sponsor on the website and on ABC’s program.  

If you find it in your heart to donate or volunteer – please visit the web site for a list of all the specific needs and information.  Go HERE to read what is critically needed now!   If you are unable to donate or volunteer, just come out to cheer.  Maps, times and dates are also on the web site. 

The generous owners of HHN Homes, Lee Harris and Linda Stewart, explain why they have enlisted for this formidable task:  “We are taking on this challenge for one reason. . . we want to facilitate the generous Houstonians to join forces from all walks of life to change the life of one deserving family. Our goal is to construct a new house in one week!”  The house will be built for the family’s specific wants and needs and will be both green and sustainable. 

Please consider donating or volunteering if you are able to!  Again, for more information – go HERE.

15 comments:

  1. Lets show this country how really BIG our Texas hearts are!

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  2. I filled out the form, I could illustrate a map of Texas or something special for this project. Sounds so fun!
    pve

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  3. I'm hopping over there to see what I can do to help. thanks for giving us the opp.

    xoxo

    M

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  4. I filled out the form for donating in the antiques department since I make antique pillows. Not sure how it will help but hey it's decorative and who doesn't love pretty things?

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  5. This sounds like a beautiful program. I hope they build a home that the family can keep up. A beautiful one was built here and the community put their hearts into helping, but the the family couldn't afford the upkeep and taxes on a big, fancy house and they lost it. I had never thought of that aspect.

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  6. I wanted to nominate an amazing family in the Third Ward (co-founders of The Forge), but missed the deadline! So...I'm doing a "mini home makeover" of my own for them. I'm no Ty, but it sure feels good to give!

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  7. Echoing Lee's comment, above:
    Most of these renos have ended in tragedy - the taxes get raised and the family ends up not being able to keep the house - there is more to it than that but none of it pleasant.

    Suzanne

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  8. They just did a house in Baltimore and my friends at McLain Wiesand did a lot of faux finishing for the project.

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  9. I'd love to be a part of the staging process!

    Ruthie

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  11. Joni,
    Love that you posted this apartment. Makes me want to jump on a plane to Paris. But to be honest, this place is just a bit too decorated for my tastes. Another cute item and I want to scream!

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  13. Hi Joni,

    I have been reading cote de texas for almost a year and it has be be one of my favorite blurbs of my day..

    My name is Deitra Fiedler and I manage Julie Greenwood's store in Fredericksburg called the Garten, I belive you ran into John and Julie at round top last year. Anyway, Ive been trying to track down an email address for you but my search has been unsuccesful so im hoping you read this and contact us! When ever you are planning on being in the area and would like to stop by the shop let me know, we would love to have you! Julie would like to be here so let me know if this is something you are interested in. Talk with soon - Deitra Fiedler
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