"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" HELPS A FAMILY THAT HAS
RESPONDED WITH COMMUNITY SERVICE AFTER LOSING A DAUGHTER
TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THEN A SON TO A DRUNK DRIVER
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" continues to help everyday extraordinary heroes in need when they travel to Montgomery, Alabama, to inform the Jordan Family that their deteriorating home will be rebuilt in seven days, SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Faced with the devastating losses of a daughter in 1995 to domestic violence and then a son eight years later to a drunk driver, Monica and Brady Jordan responded not with bitterness or self-pity but with dedicated, passionate service to their community. They're now raising their three grandchildren, are strong advocates of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and open their home to more than 100 youngsters each week who need a safe place to hang out. Monica began working for the State of Alabama's Crime Victims Commission and later became a prominent speaker for M.A.D.D. by holding meetings in her home. Daughter Brittany, a senior at the University of Alabama, aspires to be a pediatrician and volunteers at a rape crisis center. Brady, a printer, and his wife also make sure their home is a welcoming and safe haven where kids in the neighborhood drop by to eat, sleep, socialize and be mentored under their roof. But their house has gone without repair in years; their bathroom leaks into their kitchen, and some of the house siding has blown off. Thousands of meals have been cooked in a kitchen that's falling apart, has no overhead light, rotting counters and a stove that barely works.
The Jordans dream of having a safe home and cannot bear the thought of turning away teenagers or having to stop volunteering for M.A.D.D. They have given so much for their cause and their community that M.A.D.D and the Alabama Police Department felt it was time for the Jordans to get something back. Now it's up to Ty and his designers to step in and help this family who have devoted themselves to protecting and guiding countless others.
While Ty and the designers, local builder Aronov Homes, Inc. and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Jordan family will go on vacation to Disneyland.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Eduardo Xol and Tracy Hutson. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.