Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is coming to Knoxville
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is coming to town to give a deserving family a new home and shine a spotlight on Knoxville. Knoxville Chamber Board Member Christi Branscom and her company, Grace Construction announced the hit ABC show selected Knoxville as their destination for an upcoming show recently at a Market Square media conference. Grace Construction will serve as lead builder on the project.
“We could not be more excited about the visibility this project will bring to Knoxville,” Branscom said. “We will have the opportunity to showcase the true volunteer spirit for which our region is so well known.”
The show selects a deserving family each episode and totally remodels or rebuilds the family’s home. Host Ty Pennington will reveal the deserving Knoxville family during the broadcast on January 10 when he knocks on their front door and gives them the news.
To kick off the drive for volunteers and donations, Chamber member Home Federal Bank announced the start of a family build fund through its 23 locations it is contributing $20,000 to help the family.
It’s going to take hundreds of volunteers to pull off the project which means even East Tennesseans who have never picked up a hammer are being recruited to lend a hand. If you’re interested in helping give a deserving family a new home, please visit www.joinextreme.com/tennessee. Additionally, Grace Construction is spearheading an “Extreme Volunteers” effort. For a donation to the family build fund, t-shirts bearing a special volunteer logo are available through the Grace Construction website at www.grace-info.com.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” airs Friday nights at 8 p.m. on WATE-TV in Knoxville.