"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" TO BUILD HOME FOR AUGUSTA, GEORGIA FAMILY WHO FACE ADVERSITY WITH STRENGTH, GRACE AND -- ABOVE ALL -- A SMILE!
The energetic and enthusiastic Earnie Graham from Augusta, Georgia 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. Despite living in a small, deteriorating house, Earnie and her family approach life with strength, grace and -- above all - a smile. On December 2, the much loved and admired Graham family learned that the "EM: HE" team will build them a safe, secure home in just seven days.
Earnie has a zest for life and recognizes the fact that one doesn't need money or material possessions to spread good cheer. She was so impressed with what the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia did for her daughter, Tiffany (now 22 years old), she decided to become more involved. She started working there as a receptionist and has become their much beloved coordinator, in charge of overseeing the cookie and nut sales for her chapter and managing the Girl Scout store. Aside from this full time job, she is in college working on her B.S. Degree, and also makes time to volunteer at the Camp Tanglewood Girl Scout Camp.
Today daughter Tiffany is in the police academy with a dream of being in the FBI. Her 10-year-old brother, Timothy, has had to sleep on the couch in the 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.
The Grahams will take a vacation to the Disneyland Resort while "EM:HE" design team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paige Hemmis, Michael Moloney and Ed Sanders, local builder Beazly Homes and community volunteers build them a real home on a stable foundation.
The location address is: 161 McCain Way, Augusta, GA 30906
"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.