ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover in Savannah 11/2010

Update – January 2011

The Extreme Home Makeover Team returns to our area working in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

The official site: http://www.extrememakeoverbeaufortcounty.com/

Volunteer information: http://www.extrememakeoverbeaufortcounty.com/donate-time-volunteers.aspx

The work begins next week on 1/11/2011 when the family is announced.   🙂

BTW – the Savannah show filmed in November, 2010 is scheduled to air on Sunday, 1/16/2011 on ABC.

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November 2010

In a few days Savannah will be visited by the team from the ABC reality TV show Extreme Home Makeover.  Along with a plethora of local business and local volunteers the team will renovate or replace an existing structure for a family or group in need (the project details have not yet been announced.)  While certainly possible, it is difficult to imagine an American family that has not been touched/impacted in some way by this reality television program.  In every episode we see legions of volunteers working around the clock to help members of their communities – is there anything more worthy of our time?

After hearing about the local project I hunted for additional information (on the Internet) and was surprised that it was a little challenging to get details so I am posting links to for volunteers as well as additional information on the show.

The web site for this effort is: http://www.ExtremeMakeoverSavannah.com/– the main site for the project in Savannah, Ga. (USA)  After reviewing the information on the site (as well as additional links) here is a quick summary:

  • Volunteers must be 18 or older
  • Volunteers during the early/late shifts are probably the most needed (construction runs 24×7 in 4 hour shifts; early morning hour shifts are usually harder to fill)
  • Both skilled and general volunteers are needed
  • Volunteers will need to sign a release, dress appropriately for a construction site, and travel to the site via a shuttle service
  • Many product donations (construction & furnishings) are still being sought (check out the Urgent needs list)
  • Spectators will be allowed from 11/13-11/18 (Saturday to Thursday) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Expect a standing-only area and be prepared for any weather conditions.  See the FAQs for additional information.
  • J.T. Turner Construction is the contractor for this effort.
  • Follow on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/ExtremeBuildSAV

Schedules – see the event web site for details.

  • Volunteer/Donate – now 🙂
  • Spectator Viewing: 11/13-11/18 (Saturday to Thursday) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Fundraiser When :: Wednesday, November 17 @ 7:00 (Doors open @ 6:30)
    Where :: Historic Grayson Stadium
    Why :: Fundraiser and Auction to help to help raise money to pay off the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Savannah family’s current mortgage!

And yes, I hope to capture a few images from this wonderful event. 🙂