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Entries in Extreme Makeover (1)

Saturday
Nov132010

Extreme Makeover Home Edition Hits Nashville on Sunday

Nashville Still Needs a Little Love

 

An old childhood friend of mine who lives outside of Nashville reached out to me during the floods and asked me to help get the word out about it. It seems like there wasn't a lot of coverage...or help.

For some reason, Nashville was left to defend for themselves but they, as a city, didn't complain. They rolled up their sleeves and did for themselves.

I was happy to hear Extreme Makeover Home Edition made the trip to Nashville

Extreme Makeover Hits Nashville

In Sunday's episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition (8:00 pm ET) we meet the Sweatt Family and The Lighthouse School they were operating since 2003.

The Lighthouse School and the Sweatt family are touchstones in the way that they inspire the community by lending a hand. They've provided shelter, food, water, clothing, counseling and myriad social and financial services. Many families had no place to turn to and no idea of what steps to take until the Sweatts offered them some guidance. Lighthouse has lived up to its name and become a beacon of hope to a shattered community, but now it could use some support too. Eight of their 18 buildings were damaged beyond repair in the storms, and their preschool was completely demolished. Their finances nearly depleted, they don't have the resources to hire skilled labor to rebuild the school. Lighthouse has been developing young minds for more than 30 years, but now they're faced with the brutal possibility of having to shut down the school.

Not only that, we'll meet Leigh Ann Tuhoy (the mom from The Blind Side) who is the show's newest designer, as well as see Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and LeAnn Rimes join in the effort.

I know what I'll be doing Sunday night. What about you?

Janine

Disclosure: This post is Sponsored By Extreme Makeover Home Edition. All opinions are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published.