Extreme Home Makeover in DC


For Immediate Release – Event Date: August 13th, 2009


WHAT: On Thursday, August 13th, a kick-off rally will be held for volunteers participating or wanting to participate in the ExtremeMakeover: Home Edition build in the Washington Metropolitan area. Two properties will be built by the volunteers later this month.

WHO: Tim Burch, Jr., CEO of Burch Builders Group

Sean Murphy, CEO of G&M Contracting

Bill Hanbury, CEO, United Way of the National Capital Area

Debbi Jarvis, Vice President, Corporate Communications Pepco Holdings, Inc. and

Campaign Chair, UWNCA Board of Directors

Conrad Ricketts, Executive Producer, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

WHEN: Thursday, August 13th, 2009, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center

1529 16th Street, NW (corner of 16th & Q Streets), Washington, D.C.

Parking Available

WHY: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC Television’s Emmy-award winning hit reality show, is coming to the nation’s capital to build two properties! The event will rally volunteers from the Washington D.C. area and enable them to learn more about the two builds. People who are considering volunteering their time or materials are also encouraged to attend the rally.

“This is a community effort and we are hopeful that volunteers across the region will answer our call for support,“ said Bill Hanbury, CEO of the United Way. “This project allows us to tap into new supporters and simultaneously show a new ‘can do’ side to your local United Way.”

“We need the support of businesses and individuals to donate supplies and their skills so that these projects can be completed in less than one week” said Tim Burch, Jr., President of Burch Builders Group. “For more information, and to get involved, visit our website at: www.burchbuildersgroup.com.”

“These projects can only be completed if we energize the businesses in our area and those with special skills in the construction field to donate their time and resources,” said Sean Murphy, CEO of G&M Contracting. “We still need more volunteers to join us.”

The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now entering its 7th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Individual interviews with the participants can be scheduled before and after the rally. Please contact Derek Lavallee to schedule interviews at 202-615-7134 or dereklavallee@hotmail.com.

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