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Extreme Home Makeover Comes to Maryland

Sep 21, 2011 11:47PM ● By Anonymous

Extreme Home Makeover, the popular Sunday night ABC network television show is coming to the Chesapeake Bay region to rebuild a home on Maryland's Eastern Shore. With the help of local businesses and community volunteers they will be rebuilding a home for a deserving family in need of an upgraded home specific to their special needs.

Past projects have created rooms, appliances and recreational areas designed for dealing with the challenges of dwarfism as well as homes specially designed for residents confined to a wheelchair.

While the identity of the family and the location of the house is still a secret, to be revealed later this month, the show itself is currently scheduled to be aired either later November or early December.

Two lead partners have been announced--The Fusion Companies and Salisbury University. The Fusion Companies, led by Wes and Josh Sims, are based in Annapolis and will be the lead builder for the project. "We are so excited to be a part of this project," says Wes Sims, "It means so much to the community. Not just the family that gets to move into the house, but all the volunteers who's blood, sweat, and tears are a part of the project."

Salisbury University, the other lead sponsor, will be providing many of the volunteer laborers. "We have a history of civic volunteerism on campus," says spokesperson Susan Eagle, "so it is a perfect project for us.. Any student who wants to be involved can come out. It's going to be a lot of fun and we can't wait!"

Volunteers (skilled and unskilled) are welcome to sign up via the Extreme Makeover website: Currently the project is also seeking donations of framing materials. For more information about the project, contact Morgan McLoud ( or Kristin McMahon (