COMPASSIONATE FAMILY FROM COCOA, FLORIDA, WHO FLY ALL OVER
THE WORLD TO HELP THOSE IN NEED, BECOME LATEST RECIPIENTS
OF AN "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION"
"Hurston Family" - The Hurston family from Cocoa, Florida have been used to doing for others. For over 25 years, they have flown their 40-year-old Cessna airplane to disasters all over the world, bringing water purifiers, medical supplies and food to those in need. When the home of this family of international relief workers became entirely flooded, it was time for them to be on the receiving end. In addition to building Joe and Cindy Hurston and their three children a new home, the "EM: HE" design team will provide them with an unprecedented gift enabling them to continue their life-saving work. This episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," airs SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Joe, a pilot and the tireless founder of Air Mobile Ministries, and his wife, Cindy, a former nurse, have been on a quest to provide clean water to a thirsty world. They have accomplished this by spearheading efforts to install life-giving water purifiers in disaster ravaged and often dangerous areas around the globe. Joe and Cindy had been passionate about helping Haiti years before the devastating 2010 earthquake. They adopted two orphans from the country, Dieunika (now four years old), when she was two years old, and Juliet (now 16 years), who was adopted when she was three years old. Twelve-year-old Peter, who shares his father's passion for flying, has participated in missions to deliver water purifiers.
While this aviation-loving family enjoyed a well-deserved vacation to San Diego, the design team installed a 21-foot section of a fuselage taken from a retired jet airliner and turned it into a divider between the kitchen and living room. Meanwhile, volunteers from Air Mobile Ministries delivered water purifiers to Haiti as well as Egypt, Zanzibar, Kenya and Uganda. During a video check-in, the Hurstons received a grateful thank you from some of the men, women and children who received the clean water.
The design team for this episode features team leader Ty Pennington, designers Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis and Eduardo Xol. Local builder LifeStyle Homes and community volunteers also helped to build the structure.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
For more information on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," visit ABC.com.