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Aug 22, 2009

"Suprise, We are Rebuilding Your House" /Shana

The alarm went off at 6:30 a.m. - I got dressed, grabbed some coffee and headed out to help suprise a deserving family in Hyattsville. In a long procession of buses, cars, local law enforcement and the whole celebrity cast and crew, we made our way down the street. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdPWs2G5qis

Along with several builders, United Way staff and volunteers stood in the distance as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition let a special family know that their dream had come true - their home was going to be rebuilt in 7 days!

United Way of the National Capital Area received an overwhelming response from friends and supporters, literally thousands of people wanted to volunteer. Those who we were able to secure spots for during the build, came out to Capitol Plaza and RFK to get their Extreme Makeover: Home Edition t-shirts. Everyone is welcome to come out and watch the builds - find out where to go and how to be a spectator at www.burchbuildersgroup.com/capitalmakeover.

With all of the builders, volunteers and people that are working round the clock to make this happen, we are still looking for donations (especially meals). Visit http://www.builduwnca.org/ to donate goods and services for the build or email lbritt@uwnca.org

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings! Follow the builds and our updates on facebook and twitter by visiting our homepage at http://www.unitedwaynca.org/.

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