Michelle Obama to Appear on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
ABC reported Tuesday that first lady Michelle Obama will appear on the network's TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" in an effort to help military families. Her episode will be filmed on Thrusday in Fayetteville, North Carolina and will air sometime in October, as reported by an ABC spokesperson.
The first lady is filming the episode as part of her Joining Forces initiative for military families. The episode will focus on 15-year U.S. Navy veteran Barbara Marshall and her family. Michelle Obama and the "Extreme Makeover" team will help Marshall's mission of assisting homeless veterans by building a new house that will house several families.
Marshall is using her current home for the Steps-N-Stages Jubilee House for female veterans who need assistance. The goal is to give Marshall the keys to her brand new home in just one week.
"Extreme Makeover" host Ty Pennington reported that one of the reasons Mrs. Obama is appearing on the show is because of the green house the team is building in the backyard. Pennington said:
She's very big about Joining Forces, which is about taking care of the military families, but she's also about Americans eating healthy and produce. And so we want to take some of her ideas and give them a green house so they can grow their own produce, help feed the families that are inside the Jubilee house. And maybe even give back to the community.
Show producers report that the house will be large enough to house multiple families.
Volunteers have stepped up to help, but more supplies are needed. For the latest list, visit the Extreme Makeover Home Edition website. Organizers also say the build needs skilled tradesmen to volunteer, icnluding framers, trim carpenters, roofers, a retaining wall company, masons, wood siding installers and professional painters.Volunteers must report to Fayetteville State University on Langdon Street to pick up hard hats and t-shirts. A bus will take the volunteers to the construction site.
For more information, visit www.joinextreme.com/northcarolina.