Do you know of anyone worthy of the next ABC's Extreme Makeover? Urgent!!

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Homes for Heroes is asking our affiliates and friends of heroes to search your databases, to recommend a family for the February 2010 episode ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. This is of extreme urgency. We will need this in the next day or so. For the February episode, we are looking for someone in the Texas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or South Carolina areas. Please forward any names support@homesforheroes.com Here are some of the criteria:

1. The applicant must own their home and have deed or title to it.
2. There must be an urgent need for the makeover.
3. The applicant’s home should not be a nice or newer home (remember,
they tear them down) and home should have serious issues.
4. Any extra story of deserving in an interesting way would be a nice
additional element.
5. This is not necessary but it’s always nice if there are children in
the family.

As you all have come to realize… our true heroes in need are often humble and won’t ask for help. Please obtain as much information as possible and forward it to us immediately. Time is of the essence!

 

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Rainmaker
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Darlene King-Jennings
King Realty Inc - Campton, NH

I know someone that I think should be recommended . Dot Drake of Mad River Road in Thornton NH. Dot is an older woman that has made a life of helping others . Her late husband, William was the fire Chief back when it was a voluntary position .Bill died many years ago and Dot has continued to put her community first . Dot ran a small daycare for children whose families could not afford the other daycares in the area. She was an avid yardsaler fto benefit the  Boyscouts , and other community services. Every year even though times were tough for her, she helped with the Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for others . Always putting others above herself. Her mobile has deteriorated into leaking everywhere and her health has gone the same way. Multiple issues with her heart and strokes have left her struggling to exist. And yet every day she is thinking of others . I nominate Dorothy Drake of Mad River Road in Thornton NH  if they want to help someone that really needs it and someone that made a difference .

Darlene King-Jennings

King Realty, Campton NH 603-726-8642

Dec 14, 2009 12:48 AM #9
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Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
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The TV show did an episode in our town and it was simply amazing.  The family in question was truly in dire need.  Their name had been submitted by a local police officer.  That would be a good place to start, as they are well connected in the community and usually are aware of extreme circumstances.

Dec 14, 2009 01:13 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Nancy McNamee
Keller Williams Realty - Roseville, CA

Darlene-I hope you sent the request to the email indicated as well.  Dot sounds like a deserving person who could use some help.  I just hope she owns the land her mobile is on and it's not in a mobile home park.

Dec 14, 2009 01:14 AM #11
Anonymous
Pat

So many deserving people.  I will keep them all in my prayers that their lives be blessed.  Would love an opportunity to help if it lands in Georgia.

Dec 14, 2009 01:26 AM #12
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

There are many deserving people out there. I would like to see these types of shows and programs motivate more private organizations to do the same thing....even if they don't get the national attention.

Dec 14, 2009 01:50 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Darlene,

Can you send me Dot's contact info and anything else...a relative perhaps, photo, etc. I will need this rather quickly. She sounds like an awesome candidate.

Thank you.

 

Helen

Dec 14, 2009 03:38 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Keith Lutz
Keller Williams Metropolitan - Long Valley, NJ

Rooting for Cheri!  New Hampshire was not part of the equation.

Dec 14, 2009 04:17 AM #15
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Phil Graves
utahbuyeragent.com - Orem, UT
Utah Buyer Agent

Helen -

What a great program!  How would I find out about this when it will be in the Utah area?

 

THANKS!

-Phil Graves-

utahbuyeragent.com

Dec 14, 2009 04:19 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

What a wonderful thing to do , and sadly there are so many people out there these days that qould qualify as candidates.  I'm not from that area, but sounds like you have 2 good possibilities.

Dec 14, 2009 10:51 AM #17
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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
REALTOR

Helen - This sounds like an awesome opportunity and I hope you're able to find the perfect family to help.

Dec 14, 2009 12:19 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848

I wish you had Colorado on the list.  Thanks for posting.

Dec 14, 2009 03:56 PM #19
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Andy Chaudoir
Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas - Georgetown, TX
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I hope you're able to find a family for this.  They are both great programs.

Dec 14, 2009 05:29 PM #20
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Debra Brodhecker
House Dressing - Branchville, NJ
House Dressing, New Jersey

Cheri (and others), Please check into Habitat for Humanity for your cousin's daughter.  They may be able to help and if not are usually well connected to other social services in the area so that this young woman and her baby can get the help they need for a better life.

Dec 14, 2009 10:19 PM #21
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Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

That is a great program.  

I hope you find several deserving families to help.  It's great to see people helping people.

Dec 14, 2009 11:11 PM #22
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Paula Stone

Is there an application to fill out.  I would like to nominate someone in Florida

 

Dec 14, 2009 11:24 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Paula,

We are the first filter. The application would come later. Just send me an overall short snap shot of the person you wish to nominate and any pertinent information. As soon as possible, if you can.

Helen

Dec 15, 2009 02:35 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Phil,

With the exception of this particular episode, and obvious consideration for cooperating weather, the show is need driven not really state driven. Therefore if you have a compelling nominee for future episodes; by all means forward them on.

 

Thanks

Helen

Dec 15, 2009 02:41 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Mike,

Same response as to Phil.

With the exception of this particular episode, and obvious consideration for cooperating weather, the show is need driven not really state driven. Therefore if you have a compelling nominee for future episodes; by all means forward them on.

 

Thanks

Helen

Dec 15, 2009 02:42 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Hey Darlene,

I would really like more info or contact info for Dot. Her story is great. Do you know if her trailer is on land she owns? The inital call to action here was for a warmer state, as that is the for the episode to be shot in February, however; my fault, we are looking for candidates for future episodes as well.

Thank you

 

Helen

Dec 15, 2009 02:50 AM #27
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Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux
Keller Williams Suburban Realty - West Orange, NJ
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Dot and Cheri, good luck.

Corinne, two people who had the Extreme Makeover?

I'm sending this call-out to my sphere.

Dec 15, 2009 08:26 AM #28
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