Volunteers for the local Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build are invited to a pep rally to be held at 8:00am on Friday, October 9th, at the First Baptist Church Laida Fellowship Hall in downtown Clarksville.
Don Duncan of Duncan & Duncan Construction and Bert Singletary of Singletary Construction, the selected partners for the build, invite volunteers to join in the pep rally.
The building project is an opportunity to give back to the community, Duncan and Singletary agree. “This community has given much to me in times when I needed it the most.” Duncan said. “It is time for me to give back what little I can.” Duncan said that many people helped his family in the long years of recovery after his seven-year-old son, Warren, had a stroke. Warren is now 24 and involved in the construction business.
Singletary said this is a special opportunity to change a life for a family that is different from building a house for sale. “I’ve been blessed with skill and ability and now I can use that to change someone’s life,” he said.
Conrad Rickettes, executive producer of the popular Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, will be present for the pep rally to personally thank volunteers for their willingness to participate in this life-changing event for a family in this area that will be selected on October 17 for the build.
The build partners will share information about the project and discuss additional needs. The build has had a tremendous response from the Clarksville-Montgomery County area since it was announced last week. It is anticipated that more than 2,000 volunteers from the Montgomery County area will participate in the exciting one-week project. As with all homes in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, special details will be incorporated into the design of the home to meet particular needs of the selected family.
Volunteer sign ups are still being accepted at the build website – www.extremevolunteer.com. Volunteer guideline information is available on the website.
In addition to donations, the build partners are seeking additional help in specific areas. If you are interested in participating, sign up on the website or attend the rally for additional information.
The build will begin with the family being notified at the “Door Knock” between 8:00am. – 10:00am. Saturday, October 17. The Braveheart Walk, the traditional kickoff of the build will be at approximately 2:30pm that day. Information about the family and directions to the check-in site for the walk will be posted on the website following the door knock. The completed home is to be revealed to the family with the “Move that Bus” cheer at 2pm p.m. on Friday, October 23.
About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competetitive). The show is a production of Endomol, USA, a division of Endomol Holding. Conrad Rickettes is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is president of Endemol, USA. The show airs Sundays from 8:00pm-9:00pm, ET on ABC.
This is a return to the Middle Tennessee area for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew after working with Clay Powers Construction, LLC, in the construction of a north Clarksville home for a wounded 101st Airborne Division soldier and his family in 2005.