Extreme Makeover Home Edition -Southern Oregon winners announced!

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Mortgage and Lending with Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank

Extreme Makeover Home Edition has announced the Southern Oregon family winner.  Congratulations go out to the McPhail family of Medford.  While I don't know the McPhail family personally, I am familiar with an organization they are very involved in.

CJ and Lindsay McPhail started the Southern Oregon Chapter of Sparrow Clubs.  If you aren't familiar with Sparrow Clubs, it's an organization that helps children with medical issues by getting them involved with a school that  adopts them as their school's "Sparrow".

After years of devoting themselves to the Sparrow Program, they found themselves needing help from the organization itself.  Both of their sons have been diagnosed with Autism and while the country property they live on is great for the kids, the home itself is not.  It's an older home with old wiring, original untempered glass windows, poor plumbing that has caused leaks and mold.  Apparently there is only baseboard heating in the front part of the house.

The Extreme Makeover Home Edition team along with Ark Built Renovations who will be the lead contractor and a slew of volunteers will start the actual tear down and rebuild tomorrow.

This is so exciting for our community!  I'm definitely going to try to get out to the spectator area later this week.  As an added community effort, I'll be taking out some nonperishable food which is being collected to benefit ACCESS.

Apparently, the Southern Oregon build will be the Season Premier for Season 9 of Extreme...it will be a two hour episode once it's aired.

Again, congratulations McPhail family!  You're definitely deserving!  



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Sheila Anderson
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Hey Karen, it's a nice update on the Makeover story. It's good to hear something positive. Thanks for the share.

Sep 07, 2011 08:12 AM #1
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Thank you, Sheila!  I'm hoping the news is going to cover this on a daily basis... maybe we'll get some "behind the scenes" information I can post.  Have a terrific night!  :)

Sep 07, 2011 12:57 PM #2
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John M. Scott
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Karen, it must be so exciting for a city of under 100,000 to have somehting like this come to town. Now I can just see it - people searching for more news on what's happening will find your blog. You'll be famous! 

Sep 07, 2011 02:44 PM #3
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Scott Warga
ACSI American Construction Specialists & Investigations - Gilbert, AZ

Karen, I thought I would come post or your blog since you always post something worth reading.

Extreame did a home here about 4 years ago, it was insane but they got it done'

Sep 07, 2011 06:44 PM #4
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Hi John!  Yes, we're a fairly small community so this is a BIG DEAL here!  I've been keeping my ears to the radio for updates and I'm "hoping" that the local news will maybe air some behind the scenes stuff.  Not too sure about the "famous" however...but thanks all the same!  :-D

Thanks Scott for the kind words.  Apparently, as of this morning, there is a lot of excavation work being done and concrete being poured.  Tomorrow they open the site up to spectators....I'm definitely going to try to get up there!  Have a great day!  :-)

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