Ideal Homes and ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Host Kick-Off Rally for Volunteers
January 22, 2010
Norman, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2009) - With the "Door Knock" just days away, Ideal Homes and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will host a kick-off rally for volunteers at 8 a.m. on Jan. 26, at Journey Church, 3801 Journey Parkway in Norman.
Rally participants will include: Todd Booze, president of construction, Ideal Homes; Vernon McKown, president of sales, Ideal Homes; Gene McKown, president of development, Ideal Homes; and Conrad Ricketts, executive producer, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Emmy-award-winning hit reality show on ABC Television, will surprise one lucky Oklahoma City-area family with an extreme home makeover on Feb. 1.
"We hope everyone will come to the rally," said Booze. "This is a whole-community effort. We hope that people from across the metro area will answer our call to volunteer, and this kick-off rally will be an exciting way to build support and to let people hear about all the good ways Extreme Makeover: Home Edition helps communities."
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has challenged us to build this high-performing home in less than a week," he continued. "These projects can only be completed if we energize Oklahoma City-area businesses and those willing to donate their time and resources. Our trade contractors have responded generously to our call for support, but we still need more volunteers for everything from trim carpenters and furniture makers to work in the carpentry tent to people to serve food and clean up the site. We'll also want people to come out to watch the build and cheer us on."Volunteer Information: Ideal Homes is looking for community volunteers to provide their time, support and resources to help ensure the success of this life-changing project. Interested individuals or companies can find more information on how to volunteer time and resources at www.IdealExtremeHome.com Sponsor and Donation Information To make a donation toward the build, please visit www.IdealExtremeHome.com. Food Drive and Blood Drive Information
For information about locations for blood drives to benefit the American Red Cross and food drives with the United Way of Norman, please log on to the Web site at www.IdealExtremeHome.com.Important Dates:
- Jan. 26 Volunteer Pep Rally 8 a.m., Journey Church, 3801 Journey Parkway, Norman
- Feb. 1 Door Knock Day Family is notified by Ty Pennington and the design team Braveheart Walk - Build kicks off
- Feb. 7 Move that Bus! - Family comes home for the reveal