For the fifth season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Ty Pennigton and his TV crew are bringing their production trucks back to Las Vegas. And this time they won’t just be assisting a local family but also aiding the Las Vegas Three Square food bank.
On March 3 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition had their kick-off rally that took place at the Fremont Street Experience, complete with warm words from Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. Wright Custom Homes is overseeing the new Las Vegas build and even though there are more than 500 laborers ready to assist, they are still accepting volunteers to work on the current project.
During season two of the series, in 2004, Las Vegas resident Patricia Brodbent’s home near Cheyenne and Webster was transformed by the ABC home improvement program. Brodbent, a single mother recovering from cancer, has adopted several children with various medical issues including HIV. And the ability to live her dream all began with a knock on the door.
On March 10 in Las Vegas there will be another knock on the front door of a valley home and another family will have their life changed forever. In the rapid action style of the show, demolition is scheduled for March 12 with the project planned for completion just 2 weeks later.
During the rebuild, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be collecting food donations at the spectator area of the construction sight to benefit Three Square. Three Square is a Southern Nevada food distribution hub that to date, has distributed more than 10 million pounds of food to families in need.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs Sunday’s at 8 p.m. on ABC affiliate KTNV Channel 13.