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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Seeks Military Families


This isn't your usual charity spotlight, but it could be a great gift for a deserving military family. ABC television is seeking military families to feature in upcoming episodes of their popular reality show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The deadline for application is September 29th, so don't delay if you think that you might like to apply.

First, the easy qualifications.  Families must own their own single-family home, and must be able to demonstrate how a makeover will make a significant difference in their lives.   In addition, the show's producers are specifically seeking families whose houses need major alterations or repairs – "homes that present serious problems for the family and affect the family's quality of life."

Interested military families or people who wish to nominate a military family can email a the family's story directly to Jackie Topacio, casting producer, at   Ms. Topacio spoke with Elaine Sanchez of the Department of Defense Family Matters Blog and stated that she wants to make sure she personally reads every story submitted. 

The email should include the names and ages of household members, a description of the family's challenges, an explanation of why the family is deserving of a makeover or is a positive role model in the community, photos of the family and their home, and contact numbers.
Please be sure to share this with any extraordinarily military families that you know, or maybe even nominate them yourselves.


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