GIRL POWER REIGNS FOR A DESERVING FAMILY FROM AUGUSTA, GEORGIA
WHO VOLUNTEER AND CHAPERONE FOR THE GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA,
ON ABC'S "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION"
Design Team Leader Ty Pennington is Made an Honorary Girl Scout
"Graham Family" - Girl Power reigns when the "EM:HE" design team builds both a new home for a family who volunteer and chaperone for the Girls Scouts of the USA, as well as a cedar log cabin at Camp Tanglewood, a Girl Scout camp in Martinez, Georgia. In appreciation, design team leader Ty Pennington was made an honorary Girl Scout! This episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" airs SUNDAY, JULY 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 1/23/11)
Despite living in small, deteriorating house, the Graham family from Augusta, Georgia approach life with strength, grace and -- above all - a smile. Now the "EM: HE" design team will build this much loved and admired family a safe, secure home in just seven days. The energetic and enthusiastic Earnie Graham is that rare person who seems to know how to do it all. The loving but strict single mom of two works full time, attends college and still finds time to volunteer and chaperone for the Girl Scouts of the USA. She was so impressed with what the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia did for her daughter, Tiffany (now 22 years old), that she decided to become more involved. She started working there as a receptionist and has become their much beloved coordinator.
Aside from this full time job, Earnie is in college working on her B.S. Degree, and also makes time to volunteer at the Camp Tanglewood Girl Scout Camp. Earnie's 10-year-old son, Timothy, has had to sleep on the couch in the family's living room ever since he grew out of his crib. Timothy's grandfather, Erbest Graham, tried to build the extra room for him, but all work on the room ceased when Erbest was diagnosed with cancer.
Design team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney and Ed Sanders, local builder Beazly Homes and community volunteers came together to build the Grahams a real home on a stable foundation.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, of Endemol Holding, and executive-produced by Brady Connell & George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.